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Somalia's Government-in-Exile Leaves Kenya

The President of Somalia Abdulahi Yusuf Ahmed, left, and Prime Minister Ali Mohamed Gedi, middle, meets guests at State House Nairobi
Somalia's transitional government-in-exile leaves Kenya Monday for a return home to establish control in the lawless East African nation.

President Abdullah Yusuf Ahmed dismissed parliament Sunday at the end of its last session in Nairobi and declared it in recess for two months.

The transitional government was formed last October, but delayed setting a date to return home over fears of chaos that has plagued Somalia for 14 years.

The government is also split over whether to move back to the traditional capital of Mogadishu, or to the nearby cities of Baidoa or Jowhar.

A regional bloc of East African nations asked the United Nations on Sunday to lift its arms embargo against Somalia to allow for the deployment of African peacekeepers to the country.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and Reuters.