Somalia and the Gulf Crisis

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The quarrel between Gulf monarchies has spilled into Somalia, with the fragile state now caught between the rival interests of Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

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The competition has already aggravated intra-Somali disputes.

All sides should take a step back before these tensions mount further.

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Mong 4dThe rivalries underpinning the June 2017 Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) crisis – particularly between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on the one hand and Qatar and, by extension, Turkey on the other – have spilled into the Horn of Africa, notably fanning instability in Somalia.

Mogadishu-Abu Dhabi tensions have risen…

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