Somalia

SOMALIA

THE CURRENT SITUATION

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BACKGROUND TO THE CONFLICT

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RECENT NEWS AND REPORTS

Somalia denies auctioning disputed maritime area with Kenya. KBC Kenya. Feb 18 2019.
Somalia Humanitarian Bulletin. UN OCHA. Feb 5 2019.
AMISOM Commanders reach a consensus on military operations. AMISOM. Feb 16 2019.
Kenya summons Somalia envoy, declares neighbour enemy state.  The Star Kenya. Feb 16 2019.
Al Shabaab resilience, diplomatic row muddle troop withdrawal from Somalia. The Star Kenya. Feb 18 2019.
Kenya has declared its northern neighbour Somalia an enemy state for allegedly auctioning oil and gas blocks falling within the Kenyan maritime territory near its border early this month.
Somalia: Humanitarian Snapshot. UN OCHA. Feb 2019.
US airstrike in Somalia kills 52 al-Shabaab fighters, military says. The Guardian. Jan 19 2019.
The ongoing withdrawal of troops from Somalia is raising concerns of a security vacuum that a resurgent al Shabaab will exploit.
A Trumpian War on Terror That Just Keeps Getting Bigger. The Atlantic. Sept 11 2018.
Though America’s drone war in Somalia has been shrouded in secrecy, in the past year and a half the number of American air strikes in Somalia have notably increased.
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BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Profile of al-Shabaab . BBC. Dec 2107.

Q&A: Somalia’s conflict. BBC.

Al-Shabaab as a Transnational Security Treat. IGAD. March 2016.

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