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A Somali Spring?

On 11 October in Nairobi, Professor Ken Menkhaus of Davidson College, North Carolina debated current developments in Somalia with panelists Amal Ismail, publisher and founder of Bridge Magazine, Jabril Abdulle, Director of the Centre for Research and Dialogue in Mogadishu and Matt Bryden, former Chair of the Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea. ‘A Somali Spring?’ considered the prospects for the country following the current political transition. The debate was the opening event of RVI’s Nairobi Forum for Research, Policy and Local Knowledge, a continuing programme that brings together researchers, policy-makers, government officials, and activists concerned with current issues in Eastern and Central Africa. A meeting report is available here.

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