Somalia applauded for progress on political and economic fronts

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Judy Cheng-Hopkins (right), Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support, meets with Abdiwali Sheikh Ahmed, Prime Minister of the Somali Republic, on her visit to the country. Credit: UN Photo/Tobin Jones

Somalia has been commended by a senior United Nations official for the political and economic progress it is making.

The UN Assistant Secretary General for peacebuilding support, Judy Cheng-Hopkins arrived in the Horn of Africa country on Sunday for a five-day visit.

Somalia is in the process of rebuilding federal state institutions and preparing for national elections in 2016 after more than two decades of what was called a failed state.

At the same, Somali forces, supporting by African Union troops, continue to push Al-Shabaab terrorists out of the areas they have controlled.

Daniel Dickinson reports.

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