New term bid of Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed challenged by two regional governments

Somalia’s president, whose four-year term expired this month, should not take part in talks aimed at resolving a dispute that has caused a delay in choosing a new head of state, two of Somalia’s five regional governments said on Sunday. Parliament had been due to make a choice on February 8, but this was delayed… Read More New term bid of Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed challenged by two regional governments

Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed names political newcomer Mohamed Hussein Roble as prime minister

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has picked political newcomer Mohamed Hussein Roble as prime minister, his office said on Friday, cementing power around the presidency ahead of elections due next year. Roble studied civil engineering and previously worked for the International Labour Organisation, a United Nations agency. He replaces Hassan Ali Khaire, who was sacked… Read More Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed names political newcomer Mohamed Hussein Roble as prime minister