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Somali elders add new wrinkle to politics

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

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New government looks to country's traditional community leaders to help guide national transition.

Somalia has unveiled its new governmental ministers, including a female foreign minister, Fizeau Usaf Hajji Aden.

She is the first woman to hold such a senior position.

The government is also looking to Somalia's traditional elders to help underpin the political transition.

Al Jazeera's Peter Greste reports Somalia.


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