Somali Peace Conference entering its crucial final stage,
the Digil & Mirifle clans, duped as 'heavyweight', are facing
compounded problems in Arta and threatening to withdraw from
to Digil & Mirifle delegation in Arta, the Djibouti Peace
Process was hijacked by certain Somali groups and now it seems
these groups are influencing the Djibouti officials to achieve
their dubious goals.
led Digil & Mirifle delegation to be skeptical about the objectives
of the Conference. The latest report from Arta, however, indicate
that Djibouti government attempted to have a say how Digil
& Mirifle select their representatives for the Conference
which is seen to be contarary to the initially plan for peace
newspaper reported yesterday that the organizing secretary
of the conference Mr Ali Abdi Farah tried to to mediate in
the disagreement, however RRA officials objected to Djibouti's
foreign affairs minister Mr Abdi Farah, threatening to withdraw
from the conference.
report from Arta said the Digil & Mirifle delegation was denied
their request for time extension to finalize their consultation
in order to appoint representative for the Conference.
also denied initially to get access to telephone for two days
to consult their leadership. Another newspaper reported today
Qalinle, the Governor of Bay region, to have said that Djibouti
government deviated from their original plan for the Somali
Peace Conference and he demanded RRA delegation to be sent
home on RRA own expenses.
there is no official statement from Djibouti government or
from RRA officials in Baidoa, the informal sources indicate
the the Digil & Mirifle delegation was exposed to unfair situation
which put them in delicate position to contemplate to withdraw
from the Conference.
conference was aimed to bring a solution to millions of Somalis.
It's success will largely depend on fair share and unconditional
discussion among all stakeholders where respect for all Somali
citizens should prevail in all settings.
or dominance of specific group/s will only lead to a renewed
conflict. This article was distributed via ArlaadiNet.