Yemen: Socotra in strife as sultan retires to bed

Issue 1109 - 03 Sep 2020

As its monsoon season dies away, Socotra remains in the eye of a political storm. On 11 August, thousands of Socotrans demonstrated in the capital Hadibo in favour of the government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, in a riposte to the UAE-backed Southern Transition Council militias which have tried to assert control in recent weeks.

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