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Insurgents gaining control in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Somalia, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Islamic insurgents have gained a significant foothold in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, capturing four vacated government bases there, observers say.

Dozens die, more hurt in Somalia fighting

MOGADISHU, Somalia, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Somalian government and Ethiopian forces shelled a Mogadishu market Tuesday, killing at least 10 people and wounding dozens more, witnesses said.

Somali president sacks prime minister

BAIDOA, Somalia, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Somali President Abdullahi Yusuf says he has dismissed his prime minister for failing to do his job as the government fights Islamic militias near the capital.

15 die in Somalia insurgent attack

MOGADISHU, Somalia, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- At least 15 people were killed Friday when insurgents attacked the Somali capital city of Mogadishu, officials and witnesses said.
World leaders congratulate Obama

World leaders congratulate Obama

LONDON, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Barack Obama's victory in the U.S. presidential election Tuesday brought congratulatory messages from world leaders.

Russia pushes ahead with new missile frigates for India

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- A Russian shipyard announced it would finish building a new guided-missile frigate for India by early next year.
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Russian ships leave Libya, head west

TRIPOLI, Libya, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Russian warships are leaving the Libyan capital after a three-day official visit and are steaming to the Caribbean, military officials say.

Somali peace deal praised

MOGADISHU, Somalia, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- The United Nations is calling a Somali peace deal a good step toward stabilizing the fragile security situation in the country.

Somalia PM says he won't resign

MOGADISHU, Somalia, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Somalia Prime Minister Nur Hassan Nur Ade says he won't step down after 11 of his cabinet ministers resigned to protest what they call his "dictatorship."

Ban calls for greater cooperation with OIC

DAKAR, Senegal, March 14 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in Senegal Thursday that the U.N. and the Organization of the Islamic Conference must work together to combat terrorism.

Somali leaders to meet, discuss stability

MOGADISHU, Somalia, March 13 (UPI) -- The Transitional Federal Government in Somalia says it has agreed to hold talks with opposition leaders after years of violence have ravaged the country.

Somalia has new prime minister

BAIDOA, Somalia, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Former Somali Red Crescent officer Nor Hassan Hussein has been appointed the new prime minister of Somalia.

Peacekeepers, insurgents clash in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Islamic insurgents and African Union peacekeepers exchanged gunfire Saturday in Somalia's capital of Mogadishu, resulting in at least one rebel's death.

Somalia official resigns

MOGADISHU, Somalia, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- U.N. officials are welcoming what's seen as a peaceful conclusion of the crisis within Somalia's Transitional Federal Government.

Somali leader vows peace talks will go on

MOGADISHU, Somalia, July 19 (UPI) -- Somali President Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed vowed that planned, internationally sponsored peace talks will go forward despite clashes in Mogadishu.
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Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed (Somali: Cabdullaahi Yuusuf Axmed, Arabic: عبدالله يوسف أحمد‎) (born December 15, 1934) is a veteran Somali politician and was the President of Somalia from 2004 until 2008.

Ahmed was born in 1934 in the town of Gaalkacyo situated in the north-central Mudug region of Somalia. He later joined the Somali army, and was among the first cadet officials sent to Italy in 1957, together with Mohamed Farrah Aidid and others. As an army officer, Ahmed participated in the Somali-Ethiopian wars of 1964 and 1977. He was decorated for bravery in both conflicts, but remained a colonel throughout his military career.

In 1978, Ahmed, together with a group of officials mostly from his own Majeerteen (Darod) clan, participated in a failed coup attempt against the regime of then President of Somalia, Mohamed Siad Barre. Yusuf escaped to Kenya, then to Ethiopia where he started a rebel movement called SODAF, which later became the Somali Salvation Democratic Front (SSDF).

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