NAIROBI, Kenya | Somalia declares UN envoy persona non grata

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NAIROBI, Kenya  — Jan 02, 2019—Somalia’s government has ordered the United Nations envoy to the country to leave, amid questions over the arrest of the al-Shabab extremist group’s former deputy leader who had run for a regional presidency.

A foreign ministry statement late Tuesday accuses Nicholas Haysom of diplomatic overreach that violated the Horn of Africa nation’s sovereignty, declaring him “persona non grata.”

Haysom had questioned the legal basis used in the arrest last month of Mukhtar Robow and whether U.N.-funded regional police in the Southwest were involved.

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