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US Re-Establishes 'Permanent Diplomatic Presence' in Somalia

The United States says it has re-established a "permanent diplomatic presence'' in Somalia for the first time in 27 years. The State Department on Tuesday said, "This historic event reflects Somalia's progress in recent years and is another step forward in formalizing U.S. diplomatic engagement in Mogadishu.'' The U.S. closed its Somalia embassy in January 1991 as the country collapsed into civil war, with the military airlifting out the ambassador and...

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