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African Union Mission for Somalia
P.O. Box 20182- 00200; Tel: (+254-20) 271 3755/56/58; Fax: 271 3766, Nairobi, Kenya
(For immediate release)
African Union Wishes Somalia Ramadan Kareem
Mogadishu 20 July, 2012-The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union
Commission on Somalia, Ambassador Boubacar Diarra, has today sent his best wishes to the people of
Somalia as they mark the start of the Islamic Holy month of Ramadan.
“This year, Ramadan comes at a momentous period in Somalia’s history as the country debates a
provisional constitution that will end 12 years of transitional governments and inaugurate a new and
more representative political order,” he said.
“The African Union is proud of the role we have played in helping the people of Somalia achieve the best
chance for peace they have had in over two decades. It is our hope that the Holy month will see the
leadership of Somalia take another significant step in the process of restoring peace and stability to their
nation,” he added.
Amb. Diarra noted that Ramadan was a time of giving and reaching out to those less fortunate and
appealed to the international community to rally to the aid of the Somali people as they face yet
another severe food crisis. “AMISOM is doing all it can to ensure that aid can be safely delivered to the
people and we appeal to humanitarian agencies to take advantage of the gains we have made,” he said.
He said that AMISOM would continue to work together with Somali national forces to enhance security
during the holy month.
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Eloi Yao and Lt. Colonel Ali Eden Houmed, Spokespersons,
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