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New international forces like Qatar and President Hassan’s assertion of his independence are changing the balance of power

For weeks, diplomats in Kenya have fretted about the brewing discord between President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud of Somalia and Mwai Kibaki of Kenya. They finally met in Nairobi just before Christmas to try to iron out differences over how the southern Somali region of Jubaland should be governed.

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