Somalia

U.S. Recognizes Somali Government

First time the country's government has been recognized by the U.S. since 1991

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The United States has recognised Somalia's government for the first time in more than two decades.

Hillary Rodham Clinton, the US secretary of state, made the announcement on Thursday alongside Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud. 

President Barack Obama was reported by the AP news agency as having met privately with the Somali leader at the White House.