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US envoy urges top Somali Islamist to shun violence

US Ambassador to Kenya Michael Ranneberger held talks with a top member of Somalia’s ousted Islamist movement to urge him to have his supporters renounce violence, officials said. Ranneberger, whose brief also includes Somalia, met Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed in Nairobi where he has been in the protective custody of the Kenyan authorities since turning himself over the weekend, an embassy official said. Full Story

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