Somalia prepares for presidential elections
14 August 2012 Last updated at 09:30 BST
Somalia is enjoying a period of relative stability following nearly three decades of conflict.
The militant group al-Shabab was forced out of the capital Mogadishu more than a year ago, and the country is preparing for presidential elections later this month.
The BBC's Andrew Harding talks to Abdul Karim Jama, a former presidential adviser who now runs a think tank in Mogadishu.