UN chief Ban Ki-moon visits war-ravaged Somalia: presidency

MOGADISHU (AFP) – UN chief Ban Ki-moon met with Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud under heavy security Wednesday in Mogadishu, his first visit to the dangerous capital of the war-torn nation in almost three years.Ban, along with World Bank chief Jim Yong Kim, met with Mohamud inside the fortified airport zone, guarded by troops from the 22,000-strong UN-backed African Union force, Somalias presidency said in a statement.They were not expected to travel outside the airports concrete blast walls, manned by AU machine gunners, into the city itself.Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shebab insurgents have in recent months lost swathes of territory and towns to …read more

Source: Dunya TV

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