Aweys Osman Yusuf
Abu Bakar al-Baqri, Yemeni foreign minister, has firmly refuted that his government was endeavoring to mediate between the Islamist executive council leader, Sheik Sharif, who is reportedly in Yemen now after he flew from Kenya where Kenyan authorities have released in early this week, and ethiopian presiden, Girma Wolde.
He said the negotiations should be open between
Sheik Sharif, who surrendered to Kenyan authority near two weeks ago, has reportedly reached
Yesterday Somali president Abdullahi Yusuf has told the interim parliament that he would organize a national reconciliation conference in which, he said, all elements including religious leaders and Somalis in the diaspora would take part.
“Why are you bringing the Islamic courts to the issue of the reconciliation? Islamists have splintered and are no where to exist,” he said.
Meanwhile an African Union delegation has spent the night in
The delegation arrived in