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Jihadists attack Somalia – Al-Qaeda on the march

WHEN Osama bin Laden issued a rambling audio recording of his views on Somalia earlier this year, the new authorities in the country’s capital, Mogadishu, laughed hard. Mr bin Laden’s thinking on this utterly failed state in the Horn of Africa seemed out-of-touch, even patronising. Yet only a few months after Somalia’s latest “transitional” government was set up amid a rare burst of albeit cautious optimism, Somali radicals linked to al-Qaeda are gaining strength, while moderate Islamists, such as the country’s new president, Sharif Ahmed, are losing ground. Full Story

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