17 May 2009

Somalia: Elders Talk About Mediation Efforts in Mogadishu

Mogadishu — Jima'ale Mohamud Nur known as (Jebweyne), a deputy chairman of Hawiye traditional elders has said on Sunday that they making mediation efforts between between the two warring sides in the Somali capital Mogadishu.

Mr. Jebweyne said that the elders and scholars stood for the mediation of the two warring sides in the capital saying that they named committee for the mediation between the two sides that are fighting in Mogadishu to stop the conflicts between them.

Mr. Jebweyne said the mediation efforts are going well and he expressed hope the possibility of dialogue between the two rival sides.

Asked about whether the former committees solved the fighting in Fagah intersection in the north of the capital, the deputy chairman of Hawiye elders replied that those committees had succeeded to stop the fighting in Fagah.

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