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Somalia's warlords denounce first parliament

Warlords who have held sway in Somalia for the last decade have reacted with hostility to the inauguration at the weekend of the first parliament since the 1991 fall of president Mohamed Siad Barre.

The only faction leader to overtly welcome the development, which took place in Djibouti, has a seat in the transitional assembly.

"I have no regard for the Djibouti conference and, therefore, its outcome would not be condoned in my area of responsibility," Musa Sudi Yalahow, who controls parts of southwest Mogadishu, told AFP on Monday.

"A parliament of an independent country is not set up in a neighbouring country. The Djibouti conference undermined the independence of Somalia," Yalahow said. Since Barre fled Somalia, civil war there has escalated and there has been no semblance of a central government.

Most of Somalia's civil society are in favour of the reconciliation process.


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