n African Security Review - Somalia : distorting reality? : Africa watch

Volume 15, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1024-6029
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Extracted from text ... African Security Review 15.2 Institute for Security Studies Somalia: Distorting reality? Richard Cornwell* The Transitional Federal Government of Somalia (TFG) came into being in 2004 as the result of protracted negotiations conducted under the auspices of the Inter-governmental Authority for Development (IGAD). In many respects the TFG was the brainchild of Ethiopia, whose government had long decided that a resuscitated state in Somalia, which had been without an effective government since the fall of Siad Barre in 1991, would have to be kept weak or dependent in order to prevent it renewing its irredentist claims to the Ogaden regions of ..

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