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African Union's weapons plea for Somalia

The African Union has called on the international community to send weapons to the UN-backed Somali government to help it fight Islamist militants.

The appeal follows suicide attacks in Mogadishu in which 17 peacekeepers were killed by the al-Shabab group.

Emma North reports.

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