Former Somali Ambassador to US dies in Columbus

Former Somali ambassador to the United States Abdikarim Ali Omar has died in the United States of America.

According to relatives of Ambassador Abdikarim, he was in hospital in the past weeks due to illness in Columbus, Ohio.

The cause of his death has not yet been established.

Abdikarim was served Somalia ambassador to US IN 1989 during Siad Barre’s administration.

He also worked at the Somali embassy in Canada after the collapse of the Siad Barre government.

In October last year, the United States announced its candidacy for the presidency of Somalia in the upcoming elections.

Last year he declared who would vie for presidency in the upcoming elections.