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Somali region re-elects former warlord to fight al Shabaab

© Reuters. Somalia's Sheikh Madobe, leader of Ras Kamboni, is seen with his troops at the main seaport of Somalia's port city of Kismayu

KISMAYU, Somalia (Reuters) - A former Islamist warlord won re-election on Saturday as president of Somalia's southern region of Jubbaland, a territory partly controlled by al Shabaab militants and at odds with the central government of the Horn of Africa country.

Ahmed Madobe was elected for four more years by members of the regional parliament, which has defied a government decision in June to disband it on...


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