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State-building in Somalia: federalism, security and development

State-building in Somalia: federalism, security and development

Since the collapse of the Siad Barre government in 1991, Somali has struggled to find a political resolution that would support the establishment of a new administration. While Somaliland in the north unilaterally declared their independence that year, the rest of the people of the erstwhile Somali Republic have seen a succession of internationally-supported and local peace conferences, and a string of governance models that have ranged from the establishment of a unitary government in Mogadishu to a highly decentralised federal system. Meanwhile, conflict and the involvement of first Ethiopian and then Kenyan forces and the rise of the Islamic Courts Union and al-Shabab have meant that stability has proven elusive.

Nuradin Dirie reflects in this session on Somali state-building, security and development, including both the historical processes he has seen unfold and the future possibilities.