Room for optimism in Somalia’s conflict

The situation in Somalia has been unstable for almost 22 years, leading some experts to believe the crisis is insoluable – at least in the short-to-medium term. African Union troops have been drafted in to try to wrest control from the dominant Al-Qaeda linked al-Shebab movement, but so far success has been limited. RFI spoke to Mary Harper, author of Getting Somalia Wrong? Faith, War and Hope in a Shattered State about why she thinks there are reasons to hope for the war-torn country’s future.


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