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Government appoints strongmen after Mogadishu fighting

The Somali government has appointed two strongmen to top jobs in Mogadishu, officials said on Sunday, after battles with rebels that have killed at least 1,300 people since February. Abdi Hassan Awale, popularly known as Qaybdiid, and Mohamed Dheere — both former warlords — take over as national police boss and mayor of the shell-scarred capital respectively. Full Story

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