Mahad Ahmed Elmi

The topic of IGAD peacekeepers for Somalia is a controversial one here in Mogadishu. Many Somalis see this initiative as an attempt by Ethiopians to dominate in the Horn of Africa and form a renegade regime in Mogadishu. Recently Somalia’s government approved the deployment of at least 7500 troops to help restore law and order in a country shattered by years of civil war.

This plan was voted on at a cabinet meeting chaired by President Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed in the Kenyan capital more