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A Somali government minister said there is no ban on Christmas and New Year's Day celebrations in the country, contrary to earlier reports. The minister of religious affairs, Abdikadir Sheekh Ali Ibrahim, told VOA's Somali service Thursday that the director of his ministry announced a ban at the urging of religious scholars, who warned Christmas or New Year's parties could be targeted by al-Shabab militants.