Somali Government: Already Weak and Falling Apart | AHN

Mogadishu, Somalia (TML) – A moderate Islamist militia has pulled out of the fragile Somali government less than a week after the country’s prime minister quit.The Ahlu Sunna Waljamaca (ASWJ) militia signed a power-sharing treaty in March with Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government, which is besieged by a growing radical Islamist insurgency led by the Al-Qa’ida-inspired rebel groups Al Shabaab and Hizbul Islam.The ASWJ has been critical in the government’s effort to repel the insurgency in central Somalia, but announced over the weekend that the government had reneged on the deal by trying to incorporate ASWJ forces into the government and by failing to appoint five ASWJ members to the cabinet as agreed upon in the power-sharing treaty.

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