Yemen approves plan to become six-region federation
In Yemen, a committee of “national dialogue” just signed off on a resolution to turn Yemen into a federation of six regions. But some rebel groups reject the idea, in part, saying it “divides Yemen into poor and wealthy” regions. Factions from the country’s south want autonomy. Sheila Carapico,a political science professor from the University of Richmond says she sees some serious obstacles to implementing the plan.
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