Hundreds of people have been on the streets of Hargeisa, in
the self-declared republic of Somaliland, celebrating independence
used the occasion to renew their criticisms of the Somali
reconciliation conference taking place in neighbouring Djibouti.
dismissed it as misguided -- and said it had no right make
decisions regarding Somaliland's internal affairs.
Somaliland's Minister of Information, Ali Mohamed Warran Adde,
made accusations for the first time against Djibouti -- accusing
it of being actively involved with the former regime of Siad
Barre which was overthrown in 1991.
Djibouti of signing a secret pact with Siad Barre to make
Somaliland a military zone and of complicity in massacres.
conference began in early May and is now in its final stages