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Somalia prepares to host IGAD heads of state meeting next month

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The Somali federal government is preparing to host IGAD heads of state meeting in Mogadishu next month for the first time following decades of civil war and instability in the horn of Africa nation.

In a meeting held on Friday in Adis Ababa Ethiopia, the leaders of  Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) agreed Somalia to host their upcoming meeting, according to government’s spokesman Da’ud Aweys.

The meeting which takes place annually will  bring together presidents from the countries of Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda.

This will the second high international level meeting Somalia is hosting since 1985.

Last year, Foreign Ministers from seven countries in the Intergovernmental Authority on Development, IGAD, met in the Somali capital for the first time in nearly 25 years.

The group’s talks focused on political and security progress made in Somalia, as well as the anticipated 2016 elections.

The 22,000 strong AU force is mandated with assisting the federal government in its war against the terror group Al-Shabaab.

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