Somali PM Mohamed Hussein Roble rejects proposed presidential term extension

Somalia’s prime minister denounced a proposed extension of the president’s term on Tuesday, piling pressure on President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed to hold elections as rival factions in the security forces drew up battle lines in the capital. The heads of two regional states who had been staunch allies of the president also rejected the proposed… Read More Somali PM Mohamed Hussein Roble rejects proposed presidential term extension

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