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1 | Somalia They Have a Government? A political feud has roiled this East African country ever since President Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed abruptly fired Prime Minister Nur Hassan Hussein on Dec. 14 over disagreements on how to negotiate peace treaties among factions inside the country. Claiming that Yusuf had no authority to fire Hussein, Somalia's parliament and neighboring Kenya have rallied to Hussein's side, while a defiant Yusuf announced he is appointing a new Prime Minister. The power struggle belies the fact that the central government controls only a tiny slice of the country. Warlords, Islamists and the pirates of the...

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