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Sanctions Threat for Somali Warlords

An agreement to stop fighting during Somali peace talk has been repeatedly broken, East African mediators say. Foreign ministers from Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti say they are considering imposing sanctions, including expulsion from the talks and a travel ban, on those responsible. The truce had been seen as the major achievement of the talks, which have become bogged down in arguments about cutting the number of delegates. Somalia has not had a central government in 12 years of fighting between rival warlords. Some 1,000 people initially turned up for the talks in the Kenyan town of Eldoret, although just 300 had been invited. Kenyan Foreign Minister Kalonzo Musyoka said that the talks may be moved to a government-owned training college near the capital, Nairobi, in order to cut costs. Full Story

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