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Somalia: What you need to know

7 May 2013 Last updated at 15:58 BST

On 7 May in London, the governments of the UK and Somalia will hold an international conference on Somalia for the second year running.

The conference aims to provide international support for the Government of Somalia as it rebuilds its country following two decades of conflict.

BBC Somali's Farhan Jimale outlines what people need to know about the country.