Somalia rising: things are starting to change for the world's longest failed state

  title={Somalia rising: things are starting to change for the world's longest failed state},
  author={Laura Hammond},
  journal={Journal of Eastern African Studies},
  pages={183 - 193}
  • Laura Hammond
  • Published 2013
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Eastern African Studies
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