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Vol 39 No 1

Published 19th January 1998


Somalia

Cairo's round

Somali faction leaders have been meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, this week to try to salvage the agreement reached in Cairo on 22 December. Signatories to the Egyptian- sponsored peace accord (providing for a ceasefire in Mogadishu, a federal state, a three- year transitional government and a national reconciliation conference in the southern town of Baidoa in February) included self-proclaimed presidents Hussein 'Aydeed' and Ali Mahdi Mohamed, the major Hawiye faction-leaders in Mogadishu.

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