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    Somalia votes for change as it elects a new president

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    Somalia has voted in political newcomer Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as president in the first free and fair elections for decades.

    Mohamud unexpectedly defeated incumbent President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed who has long been criticised for corruption.

    Mohamud is a moderate Islamist academic as well as a civic activist and who has worked for several peace and development organisations.

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