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UN envoy seeks to break Somali ‘political impasse’

A top United Nations envoy said on Wednesday the 14th attempt to reinstate government in lawless Somalia in as many years had hit a “political impasse” due to a deep rift within the fledgling administration. “After finishing these meetings, I can say there are clearly many differences among the members of the Somali federal institutions,” the U.N. special representative to Somalia, Francois Fall, said in the capital Mogadishu. He was speaking after meetings on Monday and Wednesday with both factions in the new Somali government — one based in Mogadishu, the other in the nearby town of Jowhar. Full Story

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