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Somalia on the edge of full-scale war

Peace talks aimed at avoiding civil war in Somalia were officially postponed Monday following a week of high-risk brinkmanship and heightened rhetoric from emboldened Islamic militias and the country’s weak transitional government. One side and then the other refused to attend talks that were due to restart Saturday in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, each accusing their adversary of hostile intentions. The latest sticking point is the arrival of Ethiopian troops to bolster the government’s shaky defenses at its headquarters in the provincial town of Baidoa. Full Story

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