Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Estranged Somalia government leaders agree to cooperate

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) Somalia's President Abdullahi Yusuf and his prime minister signed a deal on Tuesday to work together after a weeks-long rift that threatened to wreck their interim government. Yusuf fell out with Prime Minister Nur Hassan Hussein earlier this month after Hussein sacked Mogadishu's powerful mayor, who was a key ally of the president.
Both men have been locked in crisis talks for days with officials in neighbouring Ethiopia.
"We hope the agreement will end the differences between the Somali leaders," Ethiopia's Foreign Minister Seyoum Mesfin said after the pair signed the deal in Addis Ababa. more..http://africa.reuters.com/top/news/usnBAN636973.html