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Friday, July 22, 2011

AFRICA AFFAIRS: Somalia militant group dubs famine tag ‘propaganda’!


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AP / The Hindu / MOGADISHU, SOMALIA, July 22, 2011.

In this July 20, 2011 photo Jerry Rawlings, AU envoy to Somalia, speaks to displaced people during a visit to camps in southern Mogadishu. The U.N. has declared parts of southern Somalia as famine-hit.
In this July 20, 2011 photo Jerry Rawlings, AU envoy to Somalia, speaks to displaced people during a visit to camps in southern Mogadishu. The U.N. has declared parts of southern Somalia as famine-hit - AP.

A spokesman for Somalia’s most dangerous militant group says it won’t allow banned aid workers into the areas it controls.
Sheik Ali Mohamud Rage is calling the U.N.’s declaration of famine in parts of Somalia politically motivated and pure propaganda.
Tens of thousands of hungry Somalis have fled on foot to neighbouring Kenya.


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