Information on violent incidents between Abgal/Daud and Abgal/Harti in Mogadishu, on general hostility between these clans, and/or whether Ali Mahdi belongs to the Harti or Daud sub-subclan [SOM27686.E]

Information on violent incidents between the Abgal/Daud and Abgal/Harti could not be found among the sources currently available to the DIRB.

For information on the Abgal and general hostility between clans in Mogadishu, please consult the numerous Responses to Information Requests available at Regional Documentation Centres on SHARENET, as well as the documents attached to this Response.

For information on the subclan of Ali Mahdi, please consult Response to Information Request SOM25556.E of 22 November 1996, available at Regional Documentation Centres and on SHARENET.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please consult the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.


Agence France Presse (AFP). Ali Musa Abdi. 13 July 1997. "Somalia Inching Towards Peace." (NEXIS)

Radio Mogadishu [in Somali]. 25 July 1997. "Warring Mogadishu Clans Reach Peace Accord." (BBC Summary 28 July 1997/NEXIS)

United Nations. July 1997. From Relief to Development in Somalia: Situation Report for the Period 1 May - 30 June 1997, Nairobi: United Nations, pp. 1-2.

Additional Sources Consulted

Africa Confidential [London]. Weekly.

Africa Research Bulletin: Political, Social and Cultural Series [London]. Monthly.

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1996. 1997.

The Europa World Year Book 1996. 1996. 37th ed. Vol. 2. London: Europa Publications.

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports. 1996.

Human Rights Watch World Report. 1996, 1997.

Horn of Africa Bulletin [Uppsala]. Bimonthly.

Keesing's Record of World Events [Cambridge]. 1996-1997.

New African [London]. Monthly.

West Africa [London]. Weekly.

On-line search on NEXIS database.

Two oral sources consulted did not provide information on the requested subject.