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Following the collapse of the Somali state in 1991, it has taken the country more than 20 years to return to a semblance of order and function as a normal society. However, due to ongoing political rifts, institutional weakness and security issues, it may not be possible to hold the full elections scheduled for 2016, writes GIS guest expert. ...
Anonymous GIS Expert
All previous attempts to stabilise Somalia - one of the world’s poorest and most dangerous places - have failed because clan identity and rivalries have prevented state building. Despite recent security improvements and international aid, effective stabilisation of the country depends upon the central government`s ability to strengthen national cohesion and to int...
Teresa Nogueira Pinto
Somalia has been torn apart by 20 years of civil war while Somali pirates plundered international shipping for ransom. It is entering a new chapter having driven away the pirates, driven back the Islamist terror group al-Shabab and established a central government. Now foreign investment is showing interest in the country and its potential oil reserves.
Professor Jaime Nogueira Pinto