Wednesday, February 12, 2003

Churches group asked to mediate between Somali warlords and civil societies
ADDIS ABABA, 12 FEB 2003--Serious tension has developed between Somali war-lords and members of Somali civil society currently locked in peace talks in Eldoret, about 300 kilometres North-west of Nairobi, AANA/APTA has learnt.

The tension is due to mistrust between the two groups. Accordingly, a meeting of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working for peace and reconciliation for Somalia has proposed that the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) should play a leading facilitator role.

They said AACC has a strategic significance as a continental body, with a wealth of experience in peace-making and reconciliation in Africa.

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