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Episode 25. Somalia (Al Shabaab, Pirates andNuclear Waste)

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Somalia is often referred to as a failed state, with the nation being fractured into 4 parts, piracy and Al Shabaab controlling large chunks of the country, but Somalia seems to be getting back on its feet now. What will this mean for the rest of East Africa, and who might be working to knock Somalia back down? We speak to our panel of experts about the regional ramifications.


Omar Mahmood

  • Crisis Group

Degan Ali

  • Adeso Africa

Alex De Waal

  • Tufts University

The Red Line's Somalia Reading List:

We’ve put together some further reading for those of you looking for more resources to help you get across the geopolitics of Somalia.



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