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MOGADISHU/NAIROBI (Reuters) – Western powers are in early talks on writing off Somalia’s debt, a big shift for a country that was long branded a failed state and has with help scored successes against al Qaeda-linked rebels and piracy.
Just two years ago, Islamist militants and African peacekeepers fought daily street battles in Mogadishu.