Nov 17, 2006

Somaliland: Curfew Imposed On Somali Capital

A curfew has been imposed in Mogadishu by the Union of Islamic Courts following demonstrations that left one person dead.

Below is an article written by Aweys Osman Yusuf and published by

New Khad (a narcotic plants commonly used in Somalia) that was imported at capital Mogadishu was burnt Thursday in south of the capital Mogadishu following demonstrations in which one person was dead in the capital after protesters who were angry at Khad burnt by Islamists demonstrated in the capital.

It was yesterday when Khad from Hargeysa, the capital city of the breakaway region of Somaliland, was set on fire on the suburb of Mogadishu where Islamists intercepted the Khad which was worth $ 40,000.

Abdulahi Ali Nahar, the security chief of the Union of Islamic Courts for Banadir province has told Shabelle by telephone that a curfew was imposed on the capital Mogadishu indefinitely starting on Thursday evening.

When the curfew would last is uncertain. This is the first time a curfew was imposed on the entire city since former revolutionary collapsed.