Jubaland Agreement

[26] After months of growing tensions and violence, Somali international supporters welcomed a peace agreement between political rivals in the semi-autonomous state of Jubaland. Electoral preparations are taking place in a fluid and tense security environment. In recent months, opposition to the Farmajo government has grown, including among powerful clans, whose leaders suspected the incumbent was considering extending elections to extend his government`s term. It`s hard to find concrete evidence, but Mogadishu residents told Crisis Group that the capital`s clans arm themselves in case quarrels over polls escalate into violence, a sign of a return to the clan fighting that so badly damaged the country in the 1990s. .