Why is there a deadlock in Somalia?


What’s Somalia come to? For months now, holding elections in the country has proven to be a real nightmare.

“Talks have been going on since 2020,” says BBC Monitoring’s Abdullahi Abdi Guji. “We are back to square one.”

Politicians are at loggerheads – and so are their supporters, who last week clashed in the capital, Mogadishu.

“This has forced thousands of people in the city to flee their homes,” says the BBC’s Bella Sheegow, who is in the Somali capital.

“People are very afraid, everyone is worried about their future.”

But how exactly did we get here? And where did things go wrong?