"Tremendous" political progress in Somalia

Somali child refugee

"Tremendous" political progress has been made in Somalia over the last month or two according to the senior UN envoy to the country.

Speaking ahead of a summit in New York on the future of Somalia, Augustine Mahiga said that the retreat of the Al-Shabaab insurgents from Mogadishu, meant that for the first time the government was in control of the capital.

Somalia has been suffering the twin effects of drought and two decades of conflict.

Ari Gaitanis has been talking to Mr Mahiga.

Duration: 4'30" [early out at 2'32"]

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