Thursday, June 06, 2013

Africa: Somalia in deadlock over self-declared Jubaland

Somalia's central government and the leaders of one of the country's regions are locked in a power struggle that could turn violent.

The dispute centres on Jubaland - an area in the southern-most part of Somalia that has claimed statehood and elected a president.

As the standoff escalates Jubaland authorities are threatening to cut all ties with Somalia's central government.

Al Jazeera's Mohammed Adow reports from Kismayo in Jubaland