Whose peace is it anyway? Connecting Somali and international peacemaking
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Warsan Cismaan Saalax and Abdulaziz Ali Ibrahim ‘Xildhiban’ tackle an intractable problem for international mediators in Somalia: who has the right to represent the Somali people in formal peace talks and in government? They discuss how political factions have multiplied at every international peace conference since 1991 creating a recurrent dilemma of how to determine legitimate and authoritative representation.

The multiple Somali peace and reconciliation processes have produced many agreements but have never sufficiently addressed the real grievances that exist among Somali individuals and clans.

Warsan Cismaan Saalax and Abdulaziz Ali Ibrahim ‘Xildhiban’