Governing Kismayo, a tall order for outsiders: analysts

Mogadishu (KON) - With the fall of the southern Somali port city of Kismayo to allied Kenya and local forces, problems of governing the resource-rich strategic provincial capital came to the fore with analysts saying is "more complex than thought."
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The allied forces from neighboring Kenya and Somali government troops last week forced the radical militant group of al-Shabaab out of the southern port city of Kismayo after nearly a year of gradual advancing toward the coastal town.

Hundreds of heavily-armed troops carried out an overnight descended from the beach and forced the radicals out of Kismayo, the provincial capital of Lower Juba province. The city straddles along the coast of the Indian Ocean and is 500 km south of the Somali capital Mogadishu.

Kismayo has been a thorny part of the country where a number of local clans fought over its control since the collapse of the country

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