interim President of Somalia, Abdulkassim Salad Hassan, is
beginning a regional tour to garner support for his administration.
due to arrive in Cairo later today Saturday on the first leg
of his trip. Yesterday Mr Hassan was greeted by cheering crowds
at a rally in Baidoa -
one of the Somali cities worst affected by nearly a decade
of fighting between rival clans.
the crowd that priority would be given to the reconstruction
of Baidoa once he would put together a new government.