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Vol 49 No 17

Published 22nd August 2008


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Personal rivalries between President Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed and Prime Minister Nur Hassan 'Adde' threaten the Transitional Federal Government in Mogadishu and undermine the fragile United Nations-backed negotiations with the Islamist opposition (AC Vol 49 No 15). Prime Minister Nur Adde has been working with the UN Special Representative for Somalia, Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, a Mauritanian, on reconciliation talks which led to the signing of the Djibouti Agreement on 9 June by the TFG and most of the Islamist opposition Alliance for the Re-Liberation of Somalia. However, President Abdullahi is unenthusiastic about the reconciliation talks.

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