"To say the arms embargo cannot be lifted now is unfair," Mr. Ahmed said. "Our army is working under difficult conditions because of economic problems and a lack of arms."
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"It's a big day. It's the day our enemy was ousted and it's the peace day of Somalia," President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed said at the sun-baked rally inside Konis stadium, which militants once used as a base.
Mogadishu celebrates 1 year since al-Shabab's exit →