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Somalia’s Compromised National Reconciliation Conference

Michael A. Weinstein writes in Power and Interest News Report:

On July 15, the long awaited, thrice delayed and seriously compromised National Reconciliation Conference (N.R.C.) — aimed at beginning to resolve Somalia’s multiple conflicts — was kicked off, only to be abruptly adjourned, as eight mortar rounds were fired at the meeting’s venue, a refurbished former police garage in the country’s official capital Mogadishu. The chair of the commission that organized the conference, Ali Mahdi Mohamed, said the adjournment was due to the fact that only half of the 1,325 anticipated delegates had arrived; local and international media, however, traced it to the mortar attacks. The conference is scheduled to reopen on July 19.

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