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Somalia's government has restarted its postal system the first time in 20 years. Fighting and wars Somalia over the past two decades stopped all mail deliveries. The postal service collapsed 1991. Somalia is now enjoying a more peaceful time, so the postal service is returning. The new service also sees the introduction nationwide postcodes. This will be a first Somalia. Mohamed Ibrahim, the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications, told the BBC that he was very excited the return the postal system. He said that first, Somalis would be able to receive letters abroad. He said the next step would be for people to post letters to other countries.

The return the postal service is just one example Somalia getting back normal after its long period of trouble. Another recent example is the introduction a cash machine (an ATM) a luxury hotel the capital city Mogadishu. It is the first time Somalia has ever had an ATM. The hotel's manager said he has seen a few people using the new machine. He said: "Most the customers are not aware there is an ATM in Somalia." He explained that: "Most local residents don't have a debit credit or a credit card to use the ATM." Another example Somalia returning to normal is the reopening the Chinese embassy for the first time 23 years. Somalia's president said China was an important partner.

 
 

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