Whose peace is it anyway? Connecting Somali and international peacemaking
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Pat Johnson and Abdirahman Raghe explain how locally-managed Somali peace processes have proved more effective than their internationally-sponsored ‘national’ counterparts. In Somaliland and Puntland they have led to the creation of government structures that enjoy more public consent and are less predatory than highly contested, internationally-backed ‘national’ authorities.

It is not uncommon for Somali peace processes to spread over many months or even years. The process leading to the conference and implementation of the accords produces the peace, not the conference itself.

Pat Johnson and Abdirahman Raghe