Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Somali Shenanigans

 The International Crisis Group (ICG) published on 14 September 2021 a statement titled "Somalia's Politicians Play with Fire - Again."

Tension between Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble and President Mohamed Abdullahi "Farmajo" have burst into the open, triggering another clash between rival branches of the federal forces.  They follow the unexplained murder of a national intelligence agent and Roble's subsequent suspension of the National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) chief.  The murdered NISA officer was apparently poised to blow the whistle on the training of Somali troops in Eritrea, most of whom have not returned to Somalia. There is speculation they were sent to the front lines in Ethiopia's war in Tigray Region.