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Transitional parliament inaugurated in Nairobi

Some 206 members of the Somali transitional federal parliament took the oath of office on Sunday, paving the way for the formation of a government in the Horn of Africa country that has been ravaged by factional violence since 1991. A total of 214 MPs were scheduled to swear-in, but eight did not make it to the ceremony held in the United Nations complex in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, officials said. Sixty-one seats in the 275-member parliament were still vacant. Full Story

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