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Embattled Somalia looks to overcome divisions

Country divided into patchwork of self-governing regions, with many of them hostile to central government.

Last Modified: 07 May 2013 09:05
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UK Prime Minister David Cameron is preparing to host an international conference in London to help Somalia end more than 20 years of conflict.

The country has been divided into a patchwork of self-governing regions, and many of them are hostile to the central government. Coming up with a constitution everyone is happy with will be the first obstacle.

Al Jazeera’s Peter Greste reports from Baidoa, Somalia.

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