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Nov 15, 2012 USA/Africa: A Rare Policy Success
"In 2011, the number of successful pirate attacks fell by
half compared to 2010. This year, in 2012, the number of
successful attacks off the Horn of Africa has continued to
decline. To date, pirates have captured just ten vessels
this year, compared to 34 in 2011 and 68 in 2010." - U.S.
Assistant Secretary of State Andrew J. Shapiro
Sep 16, 2012 Somalia: New Start, Stubborn Realities
The unexpected election of Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, an
educator and civil society activist, as the new president of
Somalia, has aroused hopes of a new start in that country.
But the stubborn realities he and other Somalis face include
not only the continuing threat from Al Shabaab, which
launched a suicide assassination attack on the new president
on September 12. Even more daunting is the challenge of
embedded corruption in the government he will head, which
has been fostered by a long history of external
Nov 3, 2011 Somalia: Economies of War
"Al-Shabaab's resilience, despite its lack of popular
support and the chronic divisions within its leadership, is
principally due to the weakness of the Transitional Federal
Government, and the latter's failure to broaden its
political appeal or share power with other de facto
political and military forces in the country. The endemic
corruption of the leadership of the transitional federal
institutions ... is the greatest impediment to the
emergence of a cohesive transitional authority and effective
State institutions." - UN Monitoring Group
Aug 5, 2011 Somalia: Updates and Reflections
Jul 24, 2011 Somalia: Refugees and Camps
Jul 24, 2011 Somalia: Local Crisis, Global Crisis
Mar 30, 2010 Somalia: Situation Reports
Mar 30 2010 USA/Somalia: Engage or Disengage?
Mar 30 2010 Somalia: Somali-Led Peace Processes
Sep 15, 2009 USA/Somalia: Slippery Slope
Feb 16, 2009 Somalia: First Steps in a New Direction
Dec 14, 2008 USA/Somalia: Obama's First Africa Test
Nov 22, 2008 Somalia: Piracy and the Policy Vacuum
Apr 6, 2008 Somalia: "Most Neglected Crisis"
Nov 15, 2007 Somalia: Journalists and Civilians under Attack
Aug 22, 2007 Somalia: Shell-Shocked
Jun 24, 2007 Somalia: Blind Alley, Mounting Casualties
Apr 9, 2007 Somalia: Escalation and Human Rights Abuses
Jan 16, 2007 Somalia: Creating Another Iraq?
Nov 30, 2006 Somalia: Getting It Wrong, Again
Jun 19, 2006 Somalia: Renewing Diplomacy
Recent Bulletins on Continent-Wide Issues
November 18, 2013 Africa: Time to Pay for Climate "Loss and Damage"
November 12, 2013 Africa: Digital Divide to Power Divide
November 9, 2013 Africa: Monopolizing Maize
October 18, 2013 Africa: Whose "Africa Rising"?
October 11, 2013 Africa: AU and the International Criminal Court
Oct 6, 2013 Africa: Migrant Deaths at Sea
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2002-01-21 Somalia: Background Documents, Links
2001-11-13 Somalia: Remittances and US Action
1999-09-12 Somalia: Peace and Development
1999-03-19 Somalia: Recent Documents