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  • Somali military trainees march Aug. 14, 2012, during a graduation ceremony at the Jazeera military camp on the outskirts of Mogadishu, Somalia. These soldiers are part of 602 trainees who are graduating following an eight-month training program. (Associated Press)

    U.S., U.N. concerned over corrupt Somali transition

    World leaders from Africa to the U.S. and Europe said they are growing increasingly concerned that intimidation and corruption are marring the selection of a new Somali parliament, a task still unfinished less than a week before the government's U.N. mandate expires.

  • Somali police men carry an injured Somali soldier in Mogadishu on Aug.1, 2012. The soldier was injured during an attempt by two suicide bombers to blow up the constituent assembly venue, police said. The bombers were shot dead by security forces. (Associated Press)

    Somali leaders pass constitution as bombers attack

    Somali leaders voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to adopt a new constitution that contains new individual rights and sets the country on a course for a more powerful and representative government. The vote came after two thunderous blasts at the gates of the meeting site from a failed suicide attack.

  • **FILE** Somali government coast guards patrol the coast of Mogadishu, Somalia to keep a watch for pirates who hijack ships off the coast. (Associated Press)

    Private firm trains Somalis to scuttle pirates

    Somalia's transitional government is using private security firms and Arab governments to train and fund a paramilitary force to battle pirates in the region that have threatened international shipping.

  • Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni addresses the U.N. General Assembly Sept. 24. He wants peacekeeping in Somalia to become peace enforcement. (Associated Press)

    Ugandan offer for Somalia aid unmet

    Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni last month pledged to send as many as 20,000 troops to help rid Somalia of an al Qaeda-linked terrorist group and augment the 6,000 African peacekeepers already stationed there, if a richer nation would provide funding for logistics and equipment.

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