RealNews

Somalia Islamists, elders agree to administer militia-held areas

Islamic militias secured the backing of influential clan elders overnight to set up a new system of governance for swathes of southern Somalia which the Islamists now control, an elder said. Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, the head of the Joint Islamic Courts, sealed a deal with the traditional community leaders in Jowhar, a former stronghold of a US-backed alliance of warlords who were routed from the town on Wednesday. Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.