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Envoy To Arab League Says Salad Wanted To Kill Him
ISSUE 122
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- Envoy To Arab League Says Salad Wanted To Kill Him

- United Nations Expresses Concern For The People Of Mogadishu

- Student 'Shot In Ritual'

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- Somali Militia Abduct, Kill 3
- Kenya Deports Australians

- East Africa Stepping Up in Terror Fight

- IRS, State Investigate Somali Tax Preparers

- Scores Dead In Somalia Fighting

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- 'Pain In The Neck' Leaders Hamper Somalia Peace Talks

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- Hotel Throws Out Somali Delegates

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Editorial & Opinions

- Demonstration

- Charcoal Production In Somaliland With Emphasis On Export And Cross Border Movement

- Somaliland Should Ban the Somalia Passport

- When Mouths Fail To Quiver


Cairo, May 22, 2004 (SL Times) – Somalia’s envoy to the Arab League, Mr. Abdillahi Hasan has accused Abdiqasim Salad Hasan, the Mogadishu-based Arta faction leader, of plotting to kill him in Mogadishu.

Abdiqasim Salad Hasan's Foreign Minister, Yusuf Dheeg, informed Ambassador Hasan that he had been relieved of his position as Somalia’s envoy to the Arab League.

In a letter faxed to him by Mr. Dheeg earlier this month, Ambassador Abdillahi Hassan was asked to report to the foreign ministry in Mogadishu. Mr. Hasan was also told that he will be assigned a position within Salad’s foreign office. However the envoy says that he declined to comply with the instructions in the fax letter after he became aware of a plot to liquidate him as soon as he arrived in Mogadishu.

Last week press reports circulating in the Middle East confirmed that Ambassador Abdillahi Hasan was still in Cairo. In one of these reports which was carried by  al-Sharq al-Awsat newspaper, Mr Abdillahi Hasan is quoted as saying he was not bound by Abdiqasim Salad’s orders, and that he will continue serving Somalia in the Arab League until a legitimate central government is formed for the country.

The envoy disclosed that Abdiqasim Salad Hasan misappropriated huge amounts of aid, both in cash and in kind, that had been donated by Arab countries for the assistance of the Somali people.

The Ambassador claimed that he had in his possession various documents implicating Abdiasim Salad Hasan in the embezzlement of Arab aid intended for Somalia. Mr. Abdillahi Hasan stressed that since Abdiqasim Salad Hasan's mandate expired in August last year, he is no longer the president of Somalia.

Arab League spokesman Husam Zaki told reporters, last week, that the case of Somalia’s envoy was being studied. “The Arab League doesn’t want to be seen taking sides and hence will observe neutrality,” Mr. Zaki added.






 


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