Somali warlords have reached an agreement
to hold a national reconciliation meeting in southern Somalia later this
Somali sources in Cairo say the meeting
is aimed at setting up a government for Somalia.
The AFP newsagency quoting a source close
to warlord Ali Mahdi Mohammad, says the chiefs have agreed that the meeting
will be held in the town of Baidoa, southwest of Mogadishu, on December
Somali faction leaders are currently
meeting in Cairo, to finalise preparations for the summit of the chiefs.
=A9 1996 Australian Broadcasting Corporation