Thursday, November 23, 2023

Somalia and the East African Community

The Heritage Institute published in November 2023 a study titled "Somalia's Accession to the East African Community: Legal Review, Opportunities and Challenges" by Bashir M. Sheikh-Ali.  

Somalia has been seeking admission to the East African Community (EAC) since 2012.  But Somalia is still recovering from civil war and suffers from violent extremism, corruption and recurrent constitutional crises. The EAC criteria for admission emphasize good governance, democracy, the rule of law, human rights, and social justice.  The report investigates the opportunities and challenges Somalia would face if it were admitted into the EAC.