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Somalia Closing On Elusive Peace As Never Before

AS SOMALIA gears up for the election of a president next week, the sceptics are out in force, questioning whether peace is really possible in this unstable country in the Horn of Africa, which has been without government for the past 13 years. There is good cause for scepticism. Two years of peace talks in Kenya, leading to the formation of a transitional government, have been beset by delays, arguments, walkouts, factionalism and even violence. Even as the talks were being concluded and parliamentarians sworn in, factions were still arguing about whether they were in or out of the process. Full Story

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