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Post-Intervention Somalia

 

     Since the UN has  pulled out of Somalia, factional fighting has continued, though at decreased levels.  In 1997, Muhammad Farah Aideed died, but was quickly replaced by his son, Hussein Farah Aideed, as leader of the SNA faction of the USC (58).  
     The outlook for restoring government in Somalia does not look good.  Except for the Somaliland, there have not been any 

A building that was destroyed in Mogadishu as a result of the fighting.
 

recent serious efforts to reinstate government or democracy to this devastated country.  The quarreling sides have quickly shot down any plan for peace.
     On March 21, 2000, Africa News Online reported: 
“Moreover, it is equally clear that Somali warlords have economic interest in perpetuating a state of anarchy in Somalia.  And that is why they do not want to see their unbridled passion of riches and power to be constrained by a Somali state with the capability to make rules, collect revenue and to enforce the rule of law” (59).
     The hope is that a new state structure will emerge once the civil hostilities come to an end (60).
     Though the Somaliland has a limited form of government and has much less factional fighting, it appears, at least into the forseeable future, that the rest of Somalia will remain as a state without government or peace among its people.

 
 

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