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Topic - Sharif Sheikh Ahmed
Local authorities in eastern Congo said that the population's lack of information on Ebola and the traditional practice of washing corpses before funerals are helping the epidemic to spread.
Thousands of Somalis gathered in a Mogadishu sports stadium Monday to celebrate the one-year mark since African Union and Somali soldiers forced militants out of the capital, a military victory that ushered in a year of relative peace and progress.
Somalia's president asked the U.N. Wednesday to lift the arms embargo against his country, saying the recent merger between al Qaeda and al-Shabab has made the dropping of the arms ban necessary.
"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.
"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."