Whose peace is it anyway? Connecting Somali and international peacemaking
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For many years Wajid district has been described as an ‘island of peace’ in the sea of conflict in south central Somalia.

The elected Mayor of Wajid is an example of a ‘non traditional’ Somali actor who has endeavoured to manage competing clan interests and maintain access for humanitarian assistance in the midst of violent political changes in south central Somalia, as described in this article.