Sunday, August 06, 2006

Somalian consensus?

According to the AP, the Somalian provisional government has resolved its differences and is apparently united again after the weeks of turmoil and resignations that have plagued the government. Ethiopian Foreign Minister Seyoum Mesfin led the delegation that mediated the agreement between Somalia's President and PM.

If the agreement holds up, this is great news. The more united the government is the better chance the situation has of stabilizing to a sort of status quo. While having a Islamist government in power is bad, having an Islamist government control the entire country and be engaged in open warfare against Ethiopia is worse.