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East African leaders give new impetus to Somalia peace process

East African heads of state from the seven-member Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) announced plans to kick-start stalled reconciliation talks for Somalia. The measures were unveiled at the end of a one-day IGAD summit in Kampala, where Somalia’s barely recognised interim president, Abdulkassim Salat Hassan, reiterated his rejection of the Nairobi-based talks with their current format and venue. “The summit has decided to expand the technical committee now renamed the facilitation committee on the Somali Peace Process to include (all member states of IGAD),” said a communique read out by Ugandan Foreign Minister James Wapakhabulo. Full Story

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