Middle East
Fragile peace in Yemen's capital
Yemenis in Sanaa return to normal life after year of unrest, but questions remain over whether peace will hold.
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2012 06:27

After a year of political upheaval and violence, and just two months since former president Ali Abdullah Saleh was replaced by his deputy, Yemenis in the capital Sanaa are cautiously returning to normal life.

But implementation of a plan to remove members of the old regime from power has proved problematic. Last week the dismissal of the head of the air force, Saleh's half-brother, led to a standoff at the airport, prompting the government to boost security forces with new troops.

Although guns have mostly fallen silent and checkpoints are increasingly rare in Sanaa, fighters from various factions are still present on the streets, prompting fears over whether the fragile peace will hold.

Al Jazeera's Jane Ferguson reports from Sanaa.

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