Two rival Somalia clans have signed up to a groundbreaking peace deal which aims to end the cycle of revenge killings. Following three weeks of mediation, the rival Sa’ad Yoonis and Ba’iido clans in the disputed Sanaag region reached an agreement on harsh new rules.
Now, anyone found guilty of carrying out a revenge killing or vendetta will face a death sentence. The family of the perpetrator will also have to pay fine a 100,000 dollar.
There has long been tension between many Somali clans due to rivalry and competition over resources such as grazing land for livestock or access to water. Ahmed Bahir Mahmood, an MP hoped that the new strict measures would work.