Published: April 4, 2013 | By Vancouver Sun Podcasts
Posted in: From The Archives
In a significant victory in the year-long campaign to wrest control of Somalia from the militant Islamic al-Shabaab group, government forces and their African Union allies have after months of fighting won control of a key road between the capital, Mogadishu, and the key central city of Baidoa.
But this and other successes by the government forces and their 17,000 African Union allies masks the continuing fragility of security in the Horn of Africa nation where al-Shabaab remains a powerful force and the political power of regional warlords remains.
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