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Somali leaders begin talks to end violence

Somalia, March 24: Checkpoint soldiers have been threatened with beheadings Somalia's interim prime minister, Nur Hassan Hussein, has met elders of the Hawiye clan, who are influential in the capital, as part of his peace efforts.   He discussed his recently-outlined plan to restore stability. Both sides described the meeting as a stepping...

Troops and Officials depart Somali army and Govt

Somalia, March 23: Scores of soldiers have escaped from Somali army as more than seven government officers resign from local administration offices.   Mogadishu Mayor Mohamed Omar Habeb, better known as Mohamed Dheere, told Press TV correspondent on Sunday that at least 43 Somali soldiers had deserted, giving in their brand new AK 47 guns to...

Somalia: Hundreds Support interim PM's Plan

Somalia, March 22: Hundreds of people gathered at a football stadium Saturday in Somalia's capital to showcase public support for interim Prime Minister Nur "Adde" Hassan Hussein's plan for national reconciliation.   The demonstration, held at Conis Stadium in north Mogadishu, was organized by the Banadir regional government and...