Is political unity in Somalia achievable? | Inside Story

Somalia has long been one of the world’s most divided nations.
Government leaders in Mogadishu have struggled for decades to assert authority in many parts of the country.
The power vacuum has left Somalis with little help as they suffer from drought, famine and armed groups.
Now, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has called a meeting of regional leaders aiming to confront the challenges.
So what are the main obstacles preventing the country from coming together?
And can they be overcome?

Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom
Abdi Ismail Samatar, Somali Senator for Somaliland.
Afyare Elmi, Research Professor, City University of Mogadishu.
Omar Mahmood, Senior Analyst for Eastern Africa, International Crisis Group.

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