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No government-in-exile, new president says

Somalia’s newly elected president said on Monday his administration would not remain in exile, but would return to the war-ravaged country before security was completely restored. President Abdullahi Yusuf said once his cabinet was selected they would return – although they would initially establish themselves outside the capital, Mogadishu. He rejected calls for the new government to return only when security is restored. “The first thing this new government should tackle is security,” he told journalists at a joint press conference with Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi. “Somalia has been destroyed.” Full Story

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