Understanding the Somalia Conflagration

Understanding the Somalia Conflagration

Identity, Political Islam and Peacebuilding



   
Harowo.com
Jul 14, 2011
Twenty years ago Somalia's central, dictatorial government was ousted. The ouster did not only lead to a change of regime but it also brought about state collapse in 1991. The armed opposition groups, whose forces brought the 21-year military regime to an end, had facilitated the break-up of Somalia into clan fiefdoms and regional administrations. Many attempts to reconstitute the Somali state through reconciliation conferences, held in and outside Somalia, have not succeeded. What can the international community do to help Somalis end the Somalia’s state of statelessness?
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- Liban Ahmad, editor of Somalia Research Report

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