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Tragic Loss of Somali Activist

Expand Almaas Elman. © Twitter/@AlmaasElman Yesterday, Somalia lost a bright star. Almaas Elman, a committed Somali-Canadian civil society campaigner, died after being struck by gunfire in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, while driving from a meeting in the heavily fortified Halane compound, near the international airport. It is unclear whether she was targeted or hit by a stray bullet, possibly fired by one of the many local, regional, or international security forces present in the area.   Almaas came from a family of prominent activists and gained a reputation as a tireless advocate for survivors…

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