Working jointly with clan militias and international support, the Somali National Army has made significant gains against Al-Shabaab since August 2022, reclaiming territory across Hirshabelle and Galmudug. Boosted by local frustration with Al-Shabaab's predatory behaviour and indifference to widespread drought conditions, these operations combine grassroot mobilisation with a clear federal commitment to countering Al-Shabaab at every level.
While the Government of Somalia looks to replicate this template of cross-clan collaboration in Jubbaland and South-West State, questions have emerged regarding the offensive’s sustainability and longer-term impact on state-building.
President Mohamud will discuss the ongoing push against Al-Shabaab and his wider vision for Somalia’s future.
How to attend
This is an in-person only event taking place at RUSI, 61 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2ET. Please note, places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
If you have any questions regarding this event, please email [email protected].