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February 1, 2018

Somalia
Somaliland: The Horn of Africa’s Breakaway State

The would-be independent state strikes a contrast with Somalia as a place of relative peace and democratic stability, but international recognition has remained out of reach.

A girl participates in a street parade in Hargeisa to celebrate Somaliland's self-declared independence.

January 9, 2018

Somalia
Al-Shabab

Al-Shabab remains capable of carrying out massive attacks in Somalia and surrounding countries despite a decade-long African Union offensive against the Islamist group. 

Al-Shabab in Somalia

January 9, 2018

Somaliland
Somaliland Peacefully Elects and Swears In Another President

Recognition is on top of the agenda for the de facto independent state of Somaliland's new president, Muse Bihi Abdi. He is the third peacefully elected president since 2003.

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August 10, 2011

Food and Water Security
Al-Shabaab and Somalia’s Spreading Famine

Somalia’s growing famine partly stems from a global failure to act on warning signs, but it’s exacerbated by militant group al-Shabaab, factions of which are blocking aid delivery and might have t…

December 5, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
The Somali Prime Minister Merry-Go-Round

This is a guest post by Alex Dick-Godfrey, Assistant Director, Studies administration for the Council on Foreign Relations Studies Program. Recently, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud organized for th…

Somalia PM

September 9, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Reactions to the U.S. Strike in Somalia

  This is a guest post by Alex Dick-Godfrey, Assistant Director, Studies administration for the Council on Foreign Relations Studies Program. Last week, the United States conducted an airstrike on …

Somalia al Shabaab ADG

February 11, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Is the U.S. Strategy in Somalia Working?

This is a guest post by Allen Grane, intern for the Council on Foreign Relations Africa Studies program. Allen is currently an officer in the Army National Guard. His interests are in Africa, conflic…

A U.S. Air Force MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle assigned to the California Air National Guard's 163rd Reconnaissance Wing flies near the Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville, California in this January 7, 2012 USAF handout photo obtained by Reuters February 6, 2013.

March 28, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Al Shabaab, AMISOM, and the United States

This is a guest post by Alex Dick-Godfrey, program coordinator, Studies administration for the Council on Foreign Relations Studies Program. In a recent article on the Daily Maverick, Simon Allison …

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January 14, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Somalia: A New Prime Minister?

This is a guest post by Alex Dick-Godfrey, program coordinator, Studies administration for the Council on Foreign Relations Studies program.  Last month, with little fanfare, the Somali federal gove…

Somalia's new Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed delivers his speech at the Parliament Building in Mogadishu December 21, 2013.

January 31, 2013

Conflict Prevention
Guest Post: Fighting Maritime Piracy: Mission Accomplished?

Emma Welch is a research associate in the Center for Preventive Action and the International Institutions and Global Governance program at the Council on Foreign Relations. In early January, Mohamed…

Piracy