The Emergence of a Somali State: Building Peace from Civil War in Somaliland

By African Affairs
Updated: 11/12/2010

FT_2009_12_22.Somalia_Peace.IRIN_photoBy Michael Walls. African Affairs, 2009.

Despite little outside intervention, the 1991-1993 peace process in the peaceful northern enclave of Somaliland successfully enabled a sustainable governance framework under a civilian administration. Persistent efforts identified pre-existing social norms that facilitate dialogue and successfully leveraged them to build consensus through conference and negotiation toward a legitimate political framework.

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