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INTERVIEW-Negotiations with Somali rebels an option-PM

Friday, September 9, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Sept. 9,2011           Interview Somali PM Prof. Abdiweli
By Sahra Abdi and Richard Lough

Somali PM Prof. Abdiweli

NAIROBI, Sept 9 (Reuters) – Somalia is open to talks with al Shabaab’s top commanders and informal discussions already held suggest a willingness among some militants to lay down arms and negotiate, the country’s prime minister said on Friday.

Somalia’s beleaguered government is desperate to consolidate security gains after the al Qaeda-linked rebels retreated from the capital Mogadishu last month, as it faces the task of holding elections by Read more…