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Mohamed Abdullahi Omaar

Mohamed Abdullahi Omaar
Somalia's Foreign Minister, Mohamed Abdullahi Omaar

In a HARDtalk interview broadcast on 3rd June 2009, Stephen Sackur talks to Somalia's Foreign Minister, Mohamed Abdullahi Omaar.

Oxfam describes the humanitarian situation in Somalia as "very dire."

Meanwhile fighting has continued between pro-government forces and Islamist militias who control parts of the country.

Mohamed Abdullahi Omaar is in Washington looking for diplomatic help.

But for a country which has been described as a failed state can it be rebuilt?

Mohamed Abdullahi Omaar talks to Stephen Sackur

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