Tag Archives: Kismayo

Somalia: Can President Mahmoud get over his early term blues? (guest post)

The following is a guest post from Faiza, a Somali political affairs analyst. It has been a rough few months for Somalia…but this time the last few months have been ironically bittersweet. Somalis can say for the first time in over … Continue reading

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Weekly News Roundup: Que Tirah Tirah, renewed fighting in Darfur, and a military shakeup in Yemen

South Asia Pakistan: In perhaps the largest military offensive since Swat in 2009 and South Waziristan in 2010, Pakistani armed forces are attempting to dislodge Tehrik-i-Taliban (TTP) and Laskhar-e-Islam fighters from the Tirah Valley (map here). (Hence the pun in … Continue reading

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