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Somali speaker tied to Islamists ousted

A top Somali lawmaker closely associated with the recently ousted Islamic movement was voted out as speaker Wednesday by parliament, a move that could undermine reconciliation efforts in the restive country. Lawmakers voted to strip Sharif Hassan Sheik Aden of the position, citing his public criticism of a proposed African peacekeeping mission that parliament had endorsed and his meetings with Islamic movement leaders without authority from parliament. Full Story

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