The Jubba Agreement is an Imperfect Progress- HIPS

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Tuesday September 03, 2013 - 10:19:37 in Local News by Chief Editor
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    The Jubba Agreement is an Imperfect Progress- HIPS

    he Agreement between the Somali Federal Government (SFG) and the leaders of the Jubba regions in Addis Ababa on 27 August is a much-needed break from a protracted stalemate between the two sides following the needless death and injury of hundreds of

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he Agreement between the Somali Federal Government (SFG) and the leaders of the Jubba regions in Addis Ababa on 27 August is a much-needed break from a protracted stalemate between the two sides following the needless death and injury of hundreds of innocent Somalis. That the parties have acknowledged the limits of their powers and the potential for mutual destruction is encouraging. But as ever with such agreements in contemporary Somali politics, the devil is in the details, or lack thereof. Presumably by design, the Agreement is crafted in worryingly vague terms, falls short on key specifics, and imposes cumbersome obligations to the parties. Crucially, important benchmarks have been delayed indefinitely. This approach is unnecessarily risky.


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