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U.S. Envoy Makes Surprise Somalia Visit

The top U.S. diplomat for Africa made a surprise visit to Somalia Saturday to meet with the transitional government and help shore up a cease-fire in a conflict with Islamist insurgents that has left hundreds dead. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Jendayi Frazer said Somalia must leave behind its bloody past and focus on national reconciliation to end 16 years of conflict that has dogged the nation and allowed suspected al-Qaida plotters to hide there. Full Story

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