Blood shed at Somali peace talks

18 March 2005

Peace is some way off if even the negotiators can't resist beating each other with sticks and metal chairs. Here are the photos from the meeting yesterday.

Last year we published a great article on the signing of the 14th peace agreement in Somalia in 14 years, by openDemocracy friend Harun Hassan. Seems like not much has changed since then: Somalia: Exit into history?

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