UN envoy confident about post-transition period in SomaliaListen /
UN humanitarian officials are concerned following reports of civilian casualties in Somalia as government forces and Al-Shabaab militants appear ready to fight over the southern port city of Kismaayo.
This comes less than a week before the end of transitional governance in Somalia on 20 August.
Meanwhile, the UN Secretary-General, concerned about delays in selecting a parliament, has called on the country's leaders to rise above their differences in the best interest of the Somali people.
Somalia's steps towards peace and reconciliation follow decades of conflict, and UN envoy for Somalia, Dr. Augustine Mahiga, says he expects the country to become more stable after this month.
Kym Smithies asked Dr. Mahiga about the direction he thinks Somalia will be taking.