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Vol 47 No 22

Published 3rd November 2006


Somalia

Beyond the Horn

Mogadishu's Islamists threaten Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti, as well as their own country

The Somali conflict poses a growing threat to neighbouring states. As the SICC and the TFG started their third round of talks in Sudan on 1 November, Ethiopia insisted it would protect the TFG in Baidoa, while the SICC's Sheikh Hassan Dahir 'Aweys' threatened to attack the town. By the end of the day, the talks had been indefinitely postponed. The SICC hopes to impose Islamic rule throughout Somalia; Sheikh Aweys' ambitions extend to the Somali-inhabited territories in Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti.

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