Monday, November 26, 2012

Stability and Development in Somalia

Alex Vines, head of the Africa Program at Chatham House in London, delivered a comprehensive speech about Somalia on 14 November 2012 titled "Stability and Development in Somalia."

Although he painted a rather gloomy picture of the situation in Somalia, he commented "there is some optimism in Mogadishu surrounding recent events, and in particular the appointments of President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon--neither of whom are tainted by association with past political experience in Somalia--as well as the new ten person Somali cabinet, which includes a female Deputy Prime Minister for the first time."

Click here to read the speech.

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