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U.N. peacekeepers may head to Somalia
Issue 291
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Qaran Leaders’ Trial Opens
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Violations Against The Rights Of The Leaders Of The QARAN Political Organization

Fighting breaks out between Sool and Puntland clans

Somali oil bill targets former concession-holders

Letter To The Editor

Somalia Is Still A Failed State

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Somalia: War Crimes in Mogadishu

Commencement of Second Phase of National Reconciliation Congress

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The World After Bush Part II: Somalia

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250 More Troops For Somalia

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U.N. peacekeepers may head to Somalia

Woman wins US court battle over hijab

On-The-Record Briefing On U.S.-Eritrea Relations

Martin L. King Jr. & Acceptable Killing of Children by Air Strikes in Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia

Lawmaker Apologizes for Muslim Remarks

FEATURES & COMMENTARY

Safirka: An American Envoy

China's Play for Somalia's Oil

BURCO EYE CENTRE

Puntland:" A State or a Parasitic Entity within the Body Politic Of Somalia?

Land disputes fuel tensions in war-torn south Sudan

East African Nations Creating Regional Peacekeeping Force

Food for thought

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Somaliland And Its University Graduates

Letter To The President Of Somaliland

Will Future Somaliland Presidents Ever Make The Mo Ibrahim Foundation List For Good Governance

No Chance for Kulmiye But Reforms

THE REGULATION OF POLITICAL ASSOCIATIONS & PARTIES LAW
(As amended)
LAW NO 14/2000

The Family Circle Is The Survival Of Our Nation

The internationally approved Sub-clan cleansing/genocide in Moqadisho/Somalia

The Triumph of Rayale and Somaliland Tragedies


UNITED NATIONS, 14 August 2007 - Britain is proposing the United Nations start planning for the possible deployment of U.N. peacekeepers to take over for an African Union force struggling to keep the peace in war-torn Somalia, according to a draft Security Council resolution circulated Monday.

The AU‘s Peace and Security Council agreed last month to extend the mandate of its force in Somalia for six months and called for the U.N. to deploy a peacekeeping operation that will support the country‘s long-term stabilization.

The U.N.‘s authorization for the AU force in Somalia expires on Aug. 20. Britain‘s draft resolution would also extend that mandate for another six months.

Key Security Council countries have said, however, that there must be a peace to keep before U.N. troops are sent to Somalia.

"If the security situation improves, we will support the active involvement of the U.N., at least to stop the current situation becoming further deteriorated," he said.

"When people are saying that there should be peace first and then the U.N. comes, it‘s really a nonsense in my view," he said.

Uganda currently has about 1,700 troops in Somalia and is meant to be the vanguard of a larger AU peacekeeping force that is expected to have 8,000 troops.

Source: AP


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