Somalia: Courts in Charge

Somalia has been without a government for fifteen years, and now Islamist forces have expelled the warlords from Mogadishu, the capital. Can the new authorities reach out to other groups and form the hub of a more legitimate, political dispensation? Or does this mark the deepening of divisions, ushering in renewed conflict that could become dangerously internationalised?

The World Today Published 1 August 2006 Updated 15 October 2020 2 minute READ

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