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Somalia: Those with guns should be allowed to govern

Ken Opalo reacts to a story that Somali transitional government is reported to be soliciting for help from the American security firm Blackwater: “My position on Somalia remains that those with power – guns and the majority of the people’s (revealed) hearts and minds – should be allowed to govern, regardless of their ideological leanings.”

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