Centre for Democracy and Political Reconciliation in Somalia
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There have been numerous peace conferences on Somalia for the last two decades and peace continues to be elusive in Somalia. Unfortunately, Somalia is presently occupied by warlords, Islamic courts based on a fundamentalist version of Islam and the oligarchy group as well as transitional governments (TG) and resistance groups of various religious denominations and clans/sub-clans militias.

These factions pledge their alliance, which leads to a reversal of their loyalties to the opposing faction. This unfortunate spectacle occurs on a daily basis. Unfortunately, there is not any legitimate functioning and credible government and institutions of government to provide basic services. With the conspicuous absence of credible and legitimate governance, these factions serve as the only alternative to avoid mass starvation and security to the Somali public at large.

 The conflicts between these factions have consistently denied Somalia peace and security. The UN has never comprehended the” root causes” of this conflict. For the last two decades, the systemic deficiencies of the UN bureaucracy have led to consistent failures in resolving the Somali conflict.

At CDPRS, we simply want to change that course in pursue of peace in Somalia through a true reconciliation based on democratic values. The center is introducing new ideas that will change the direction of peace talks in Somalia and its premise. We are here to rebuild the confidence among people of Somalia and strengthen the fragile relationship among its clans/sub-clans through partnership based on honest reconciliation.