The Interview

Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, Somali president

Somali troops backed by African Union forces have carried out a successful military campaign against al-Shabaab's strongholds in the country. But in recent days, the armed group has claimed responsibility for two explosions in Mogadishu, showing it still poses a threat to Somalia's security.


In an interview with France 24, Somalian President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud says that car bombings targeting restaurants and busy streets show that Al-Shabaab has been weakened. "They have no capability to attack the security forces so they attack ordinary citizens", he points out.

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