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Ceasefire deal reached in Somalia

The Ethiopian army has reached a truce agreement with powerful Hawiye clan.
AFP | By HT Correspondent, Mogadishu
UPDATED ON MAR 23, 2007 03:29 PM IST

The Ethiopian army has reached a truce agreement with Somalia's powerful Hawiye clan to end deadly clashes in the capital Mogadishu, Somali elders said on Friday.

"After serious discussions on the current political situation and on the renewed violence, we agreed with the Ethiopian military officials to implement a ceasefire," said Ugas Abdi Dahir Mohamed, the spokesman for Hawiye clan elders.

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