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Focus on Somalia

July 11, 2008
by Liz Colville
Recent peace talks in Somalia suggest a glimmer of hope for this struggling East African nation. Somalia has been in turmoil ever since the last true head of state, President Muhammad Siad Barre, was overthrown in 1991. Like so many African countries, Somalia’s problems are sourced in colonialism.

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