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Somalia and the Gulf Crisis

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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