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Vol 49 No 7

Published 28th March 2008


Ethiopia

Addis plays its diplomatic cards

Ethiopian diplomats are confident of a couple of successes at the United Nations in the coming weeks. The first is over Somalia, where the UN Special Representative Ahmedou Ould Abdallah has called for a stronger international presence in the country alongside the African Union soldiers from Burundi and Uganda, and by extension stronger support for President Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed's transitional regime in Mogadishu. Special Representative Ahmedou argues that increasing the international presence would then enable the Ethiopian troops to withdraw.

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