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Somali Ambassador Takes Up Post in Washington

Somalia has posted its first ambassador to the United States since the East African government collapsed more than 20 years ago.   Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke met with U.S. President Barack Obama Monday at the White House. Sharmarke told VOA that the development is a monumental step for Somalia. He said it shows that Somalia wants to deepen its relationship with the United States. "My appointment actually signifies the importance in which Somalia sees its relationship and...

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