After months of deadlocked talks over elections, the streets of Mogadishu on 25 April witnessed heavy fighting between rival army units. In this Q&A, Crisis Group expert Omar Mahmood examines the factors that triggered the latest violence – and explores ways to calm the waters.
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The question is whether [the insurgency in northern Mozambique] can be nipped in the bud at this juncture without spreading further.
[Somalia’s election impasse] comes down to unresolved internal political tensions, but also a lack of preparation and political will.
We are a step away from a large-scale war (between Armenia and Azerbaijan).
The history in Colombia is when you start a wave of violence it accelerates and it’s very hard to stop.