Somali peace activist shot dead in Mogadishu


A prominent Somali-Canadian activist and former diplomat, Almas Elman Ahmed, has been killed in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu.

She had been working on peace initiatives in the country.

Report says she was shot while driving a car in Halane, a highly fortified UN compound in Mogadishu.

It is not clear whether she was deliberately targeted or hit by a stray bullet.

Ms Almas moved to Canada with her family after her father, Elman Ahmed, a former educational and peace advocate, was killed in the Somali capital in 1996.

Her sister, Ilwad Elmam, is also a well known activist and was shortlisted to win the Nobel Peace Prize this year.


Dominica Nwabufo