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SOMALIA

Split by the Gulf crisis, the Federal State is coming apart at the seams

Somalian president Mohamed Farmajo seeks help from his ally, emir of Qatar Hamad al-Thani.
Somalian president Mohamed Farmajo seeks help from his ally, emir of Qatar Hamad al-Thani. © DR
The Somali nation presided over by Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo (Darod/Marehan) seems to be reliving the collapse 27 years ago of the regime of the former dictator Mohamed Siad Barre, who was from the same clan as the current president. [...] (581 words)
Issue dated 01/06/2018 Reading time 3 minutes

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