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The Rise and Fall of the Somali State

Dec 8, 2016 | 09:30 GMT
Somalia is far from self-sufficient in economic or security matters
(MOHAMED ABDIWAHAB/AFP/Getty Images)

Somalia is often perceived as the quintessential failed state, perpetually ripped apart by internal conflict and competing clan structures, but this has not always been the case. The country's civil war, which has been raging for almost three decades, was preceded by an era in which Somalia was, in fact,...

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