SOMALIA: Talks resume amid continuing violence

Monday, November 24, 2008
NAIROBI Monday, November 24, 2008 (IRIN) - Talks aimed at ending the conflict in Somalia have resumed in Djibouti, amid reports that dozens of civilians died in weekend violence in Mogadishu. Sources said representatives of the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) and a faction of the Eritrea-based Alliance for the Re-liberation of Somalia (ARS), led by Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, began the latest talks on 22 November. The most important points under discussion were the agreement on a...