View on Africa: Somali’s foreign policy conundrum


Many states in Somalia have broken with the federal government’s position of neutrality in the dispute between Saudi Arabia and Qatar, undermining the government’s monopoly on foreign affairs. The resulting crisis has serious ramifications for the relationship between the government and its federal entities.

This View on Africa briefing is presented by Omar S Mahmood, ISS Researcher based in Addis Ababa. He will discuss how the recent developments are unfolding and the potential ramifications for Somalia’s future.

About View on Africa

Every Wednesday from 11h00 - 12h00 CAT (09h00 - 10h00 GMT), ISS researchers from Dakar, Nairobi, Addis Ababa and Pretoria provide expert analysis of major events and trends in Africa. Introductory remarks are followed by an online Q&A with participants.

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