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AFP: UN to boost presence in Somalia to further peace.

UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations said Tuesday that plans to boost its civilian presence in Somalia are meant to help further the peace process in the strife-torn Horn of Africa country.

Nairobi-based UN special envoy for Somalia Augustine Mahiga expects the mission he heads to deploy some of its international staff to the Somali breakaway states of Puntland and Somaliland within the next few months, according to UN Spokesman Martin Nesirky.

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