1. There are no significant events to report this week.
2. Hopes for stability and peace in Somalia took a major step forward this week as the new President Mohammed Abdullani Mohamad was inaugurated.
Despite these grounds for optimism, he faces tough challenges ahead as the International Organization for Migration reports that the humanitarian situation in the country is deteriorating rapidly, creating the possibility that the circumstances which initially led to some Somali’s resorting to piracy as a means of subsistence, may be returning.
3. The tide of human migration flows in both directions across the Gulf of Aden as regardless of the fact that the conflict in Yemen is intensifying, some Yemeni’s are choosing to take the perilous journey back to their country, while many Somali’s who sought to escape grinding poverty by migrating North have recently taken th