UN envoy sizes up Somalia challenges

New special representative sees restoring peace in the country's southern city of Kismayo as key mission.

    The Somali government says it will host a reconciliation conference to calm tensions in the southern city of Kismayo after an eruption of fighting between rival clans during the weekend.

    Restoring peace in Kismayo is a key challenges facing the UN's new special representative to Somalia.

    In this exclusive report, Al Jazeera's Peter Greste interviews Nicholas Kay, the UN's special envoy to Somalia, in Nairobi, Kenya's capital.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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