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Somalia wants to keep power over the largest amount of land that it can, so it will for the predictable future say "no". Countries can accept a self-determination process in a breakaway region, recent examples include Timor-Leste and South Sudan. In the latter case, the independence process was agreed under pressure from donor countries but not in ...


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Looks like their king has been pushing it for economic reasons since 2000. They still have issues with the AU recognition of Western Sahara, but it seems the economic lure of AU membership has trumped this. I also read they had a fall out with the EU and UN so maybe it was out of necessity. For the AU's part, they seem to be happy to have all of Africa in ...


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