A leading Somali peace activist dies in Mogadishu

The President and Prime Minister as well as other politicians have offered their condolences on the death of the leading Somali philanthropist.

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A leading Somali peace activist dies in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Abdullahi Mohamed Shirwa, a prominent humanitarian worker, died last night at his house in Mogadishu where he had been receiving medical treatment for the past few days.

Shirwa has dedicated his adult life to working as a philanthropist and peace activist for the past 30 years and has been a member of the Drought Relief Committee appointed by PM Roble.

The President and Prime Minister of the country as well as other politicians, MPs, and regional leaders have offered their condolences on the death of the leading Somali philanthropist.

He is expected to be taken abroad today for medical treatment but died at midnight, according to his family.

In a statement by Villa Somalia, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said the country has lost a great social worker who contributed to peace in Mogadishu and reconciliation among the clans.

Shirwa’s outstanding legacy as 'a peace activist’ is remembered in Somalia. Harun Maruf, VOA Somali journalist said Shirwa led the team that collected $4.4M for the victims of Oct 14, 2017, Zobe explosion, which helped 1000s including 1,547 orphans.

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