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African Forces Succeed Against Islamists In Somalia

NPR | Feb. 7, 2013 12:07 p.m.

Contributed By:

Steve Inskeep, Gregory Warner

French forces helped Mali push Islamist militants from that West African nation’s north, and now they want to leave and hand over peacekeeping duties to an African force. Somalia, on the continent’s east, has been guarded by an East African force since 2007 and is now experiencing a period of calm unprecedented in the past two decades.

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