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Death Toll From Attack On Mogadishu Hotel Rises To 16

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Death Toll From Attack On Mogadishu Hotel Rises To 16

Death toll has risen to 16 from an attack by the Islamist group al Shabaab on a seaside hotel in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Sunday.

Government spokesman Ismail Mukhtar Omar said those killed include 11 victims and five assailants. A member of the security forces was also killed, while several persons were injured in the latest Al Shabaab attack.

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Militants stormed the high-end elite hotel in lido beach, detonated a car bomb and then opened fire with assault rifles. The hotel is owned by Abdullahi Mohamed Nor, a lawmaker and former finance minister, and is frequented by government officials and members of the Somali diaspora.

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Director of Aamin ambulance services, said on Monday, at least 43 persons injured in the attack had been transported to hospitals.

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Bah Ndaw Sworn In As Mali’s Transitional President Following Coup

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Bah Ndaw Sworn In As Mali’s Transitional President Following Coup

Mali’s new interim president Bah Nda`w has been sworn into office today, Friday at a ceremony in the nation`s capital, Bamako.  The former defence minister and retired army colonel was picked by coup leader, Colonel Assimi Goita, to head a transitional government until elections are held. Colonel Assimi Goita, will serve as deputy president.

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Nda`w said, in his inauguration speech, that he will end militant insurgency in the country’s north and stop organized crime.

The military junta in Mali took over power and forced Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta out of office five weeks ago. ECOWAS leaders have overseen negotiations for a return to democracy.  The appointment of a civilian president was a condition for the west African regional group, ECOWAS, to lift the sanctions it earlier imposed after the coup.

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Mali leaders are hoping ECOWAS will lift sanctions on the country after the inauguration. The new government is expected to be in office for a transition period of 18 months that will lead to an election.

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