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Somali militia back the president

Hundreds of militiamen loyal to Somalia’s President Adullahi Yusuf have arrived in his temporary base of Jowhar, the government has confirmed. This has prompted warlords in the capital, Mogadishu, to accuse him of plotting a military assault on them. Somalia’s transitional government has been split over its base leading to fears that this fourteenth peace attempt will crumble. Meanwhile, the African Union (AU) has opened up an office in Jowhar. The organisation’s Said Djinnit confirmed this to the BBC on Thursday, but refused to give further details. Full Story

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