Kenya troops advance towards Al-Shabaab stronghold

Augustine Mahiga

Augustine Mahiga

The UN's top envoy to Somalia, Augustine Mahiga, is optimistic that the Al-Shabaab rebel movement will be defeated in Somalia.

His comments follow Kenya's military incursion on Somali soil, triggered by a round of kidnappings and killings blamed on the Islamist rebel group,

Drought and famine in Somalia has killed tens of thousands of people in the past several months.

The Horn of Africa country has not had a stable government since 1991.

Jason Nyakundi spoke to the Secretary-General's top envoy for Somalia.

(Duration: 2’29″)

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