Death of Abdullahi Yusuf

December 15, 1934 - March 23, 2012
Mogadishu, Somalia | Age 77

Former president of transitional Somali gov't dies at 78
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ABDI GULED, The Associated Press

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Abdullahi Yusuf, who rose from a guerrilla warrior to president of Somalia only to watch his administration crumble under a ferocious Islamic insurgency, died Friday in Dubai. He was 78.

Yusuf served as president of the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia from 2004-2008.

The Somali government announced a three-day mourning period for Yusuf's death, said government spokesman Abdirahman Omar Osman. Osman said...

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