Adan Abokor and Steve Kibble

The Transitional Federal Government (TFG) of Somalia has with the backing of Ethiopia and the US taken control of Somalia. Whether the TFG can maintain and extend its control over the whole country will depend on if it can reign in the warlords and how it will deal with the defeated Islamists, write Adan Abokor and Steve Kibble.

The sudden collapse, in the space of 10 days, of the Somali Islamic Courts as a governing body, and the unconventional military fighting force against the more