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Vol 50 No 16

Published 7th August 2009


Somalia

Washington backs the TFG

Even before President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed of Somalia met United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the first leg of her seven-nation African tour, Washington had made it clear it was ready to supply more assistance to his Transitional Federal Government (TFG). This is additional to 40 tons of military aid in the last two months. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Johnnie Carson said that the USA would continue to support the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) as well.

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