South-West State leader cuts Hassan Sheikh out of diplomatic loop

President of Somalia's South-West State, Abdiaziz Laftagareen, in Baidoa on 3 September 2022.
President of Somalia's South-West State, Abdiaziz Laftagareen, in Baidoa on 3 September 2022. © Ed Ram / Getty Images via AFP
From his Baidoa base, Abdiaziz Laftagareen is busy networking and making his influence felt. He was recently in Nairobi for talks with the new administration of William Ruto, without having cleared this first with the federal president, Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud. [...] (348 words)
Issue dated 11/10/2022 Reading time 2 minutes
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