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Livestock market in Mogadishu, Somalia

Somalia: A fragile state in a troubled region

Given the difficulties Somalia’s federal government faces, the upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections are unlikely to stabilize the country. The terrorist organization al-Shabaab is still expanding, while local governments clash with federal security forces. Though some progress has been made, the basic building blocks of statehood are still absent, making lasting improvement unlikely.

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