Friday, 28 January 2011

Somali region defies fed gov't over Saracen deal

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A semiautonomous regional government in Somalia on Friday defied the central government's decision to end relations with a private security company linked to the founder of Blackwater Worldwide, underscoring the weakness of the authorities in Mogadishu.
Somalia's Minister of Information Abdulkareem Jama insisted on Friday that the decision to end the relationship with Saracen International applies to regional governments.
"The decision is binding on all Somali territories. That will apply to all parts of Somalia," said Jama.
But Abdirizak Ahmed, the head of the counter-piracy program in the semiautonomous Read More

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