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Vol 47 No 8

Published 14th April 2006


Foreign funds

Disquiet is growing over President George Bush's policy in Somalia amid reports of an executive security order to arm a local 'antiterrorist alliance' in contravention of the United Nations' arms embargo. Officially formed on 18 February, the Alliance for the Restoration of Peace and Counter-Terrorism (ARPCT) is widely believed to be receiving weapons from Ethiopia and Yemen that are paid for by the USA, with Pentagon enthusiasm.

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