delegates leave Djibouti Delegates attending the Somali reconciliation conference
in neighbouring Djibouti are preparing to return home, after a ceremony last night
formally ended the four months of talks.
two-thousand Somalis had gathered at the peace conference by the time it elected
a transitional parliament earlier this month.
At the weekend, the parliament elected an interim president for Somalia -- Abdulkassim
Salat Hassan of the powerful Hawiye clan.
was an interior minister under former President Mohammed Siad Barre.
Salat has said he plans to name a government and return to Somalia soon.
several faction leaders, as well as the leaders of the northern regions of Puntland
and Somaliland, have said they do not recognise him.