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Somali Peace Activist Almaas Elman Shot Dead in Mogadishu

HeadlineNov 21, 2019

In Somalia, prominent peace activist Almaas Elman was shot and killed Wednesday as she rode in a car in a heavily fortified area of the capital Mogadishu. Elman was from a family of Somali exiles who returned to Somalia from Canada in 2010. She worked to promote women’s rights, children’s rehabilitation and other social justice issues. She was the daughter of Elman Ali Ahmed, a prominent activist who was assassinated in Mogadishu in 1996.

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