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Vol 38 No 7

Published 28th March 1997


Somalia

No peace, no war

Somali leaders juggle their shrinking options while outsiders compete to make peace

Two competing peace processes are under way in Somalia, each linked to a neighbouring state. Supporters of January's agreement at Sodere, Ethiopia, are trying to create a political momentum that Hussein Mohamed Farah 'Aydeed' (absent from Sodere) can ignore only at his peril. This month, the son of the late General Mohamed Farah Hassan 'Aydeed' and his arch rival Ali Mahdi Mohamed (present at Sodere) at last agreed that negotiations could start in Nairobi. One process is backed by Ethiopia, the other by Kenya: rivalry is damaging both.

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