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US to recognise Somali government

The US will on Thursday officially recognise Somalia's government in Mogadishu after more than 20 years, says a US official. The move could pave the way for US and international economic aid for the Horn of Africa nation. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will announce the news on Thursday at a meeting in Washington with Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.


Mogadishu is losing its 'most dangerous city' label

Mogadishu, the capital war-torn city of Somalia, is losing a label it never wanted in the first place: The World's Most Dangerous City.


Somali arrested at airport with chemicals, syringe

Officials say a Somali national tried to board a commercial airliner in Mogadishu last month with powdered chemicals, liquid and a syringe that together could have caused an explosion. The hallmarks bear chilling similarities to the terrorist plot to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner.


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