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Somali govt says going to peace talks with Islamists

Somalia’s government said on Saturday it had decided to attend a third round of peace talks in Sudan with rival Islamists. The dominance of the Islamists, who control much of the south after seizing Mogadishu from U.S.-backed warlords in June, threatens the Western-backed interim government’s attempts to impose central rule on a country in chaos since 1991. In September, the two sides agreed in principle to create joint military forces and reconvene on Oct. 30 for power-sharing talks on political and security issues. Full Story

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