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Monocolumn: Too little, Too Late

Monocolumn: Too little, Too Late

2011 will probably be a banner year for Somalia – in the worst possible way – because this August is the month when the country’s Transitional Federal Government (TFG) is supposed to make way for a permanent government and constitution.

Monocle
  • 10 january 2011

Monocolumn is Monocle’s daily bulletin of news and opinion. Catch up with previous editions here.

It is difficult to imagine that the news out of Somalia could get any worse after a disastrous few years that have seen a spike in kidnappings and piracy, and the rise of al-Shabab, a hardline Islamic group that meted out justice – as in one documented case – by chopping off the hand of a 16-year-old convicted of stealing $100 that his accuser later found in a drawer.

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