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Gunmen free UN worker in Somalia

A United Nations official seized by Somali gunmen in a row over UN debts has been set free by his kidnappers. US citizen Robert McCarthy was held by a gang hired by a businessmen who claimed the UN owed him money. Somali PM Ali Mohammed Ghedi told the BBC some $20,000 (£11,400) was paid by transitional government negotiators to secure Mr McCarthy’s release. This was the amount owed to the unnamed businessman for contracts completed seven years ago, he said. Full Story

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