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Avoiding a New Cycle of Conflict in Somalia’s Galmudug State

Polls likely due in 2024 could unsettle Galmudug, a building block of Somalia’s federal project, increasing frictions along clan and other lines.

State and federal authorities have a shared interest in ensuring a clean vote

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They should cooperate toward that end

What’s new?

The Somali federal member state of Galmudug has experienced recurrent strife during its eight-year existence.

The causes are elite infighting, clan rivalries and battles with non-state armed groups.

Interference from Mogadishu often worsens matters.

Though Galmudug is quiet at present, elections likely coming in 2024 could increase tensions.

Why does it matter?

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