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Somalia on Tuesday was hosting its first regional summit of African heads of state in 30 years, a source of pride in this Horn of Africa country after years of chaos and deadly attacks by al-Shabab extremists.Somalia's government said leaders also were expected from Uganda, Djibouti and South Sudan for the summit of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development regional bloc.Several of the countries invited to the summit take part in a 22,000-strong African Union force protecting Somalia, though the force faces funding cuts and troop shortages that experts have warned could further destabilize the country.
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