Diaspora returnees are growing increasingly visible in Somalia. The degree to which the diaspora are able to reintegrate into Somali society will ultimately define their contribution to its development.
The rift between the two top officeholders in Somalia, and the subsequent removal of Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon 'Saa'id', has dealt a serious blow to the credibility of the Federal Government of Somalia.
On 16 September 2013, Brussels is hosting the New Deal for Somalia Conference sponsored by the European Union (EU). Somalia will likely be the same on 17 September, the day after the New Deal Compact for Somalia is endorsed.