SAIIA Researcher, Lisa Otto, discusses Political and Security Realities in Somalia

12 September 2012: Somalia’s Parliament elected a new president of the country’s fledgling government on September 10th, a move that members of the international community say is a key step toward the east African nation’s transition from a war-torn failed state to a nation with an effective government.

Lisa Otto, a researcher with SAIIA who has studied piracy in the Gulf of Aden, was invited to appear on CNBC Africa’s Political Exchange show. Along with fellow panellist Professor Faried Essack from the University of Johannesburg, she discusses whether this optimism is matched by political and security realities on the ground in Somalia.

[Duration: 13min 20sec] Watch the video part 1

[Duration: 12min 17sec] Watch the video part 2

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