Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud appoints Hamza Abdi Barre as new prime minister

Somalia’s president nominated on Wednesday Hamza Abdi Barre, a former chairman of the Jubbaland state election commission, as prime minister. “I ask the parliament to approve him as soon as possible. I ask the prime minister to fulfill the work before him like tackling insecurity, drought, climate change and good relations with all countries,” President… Read More Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud appoints Hamza Abdi Barre as new prime minister

Somali lawmakers to select country’s new president on May 15

Somali lawmakers are expected to pick the country’s new president on May 15, a parliamentary committee said on Thursday, the final step in a tortuous election process that has suffered delays due to a rift within the outgoing administration. The selection of a president is a key step in establishing a new government, which must… Read More Somali lawmakers to select country’s new president on May 15

UN, several countries in talks with Somalian president and prime minister for resolution of political feud

The United Nations and other countries are in talks with the Somalian prime minister and president to urge them to reduce tensions in their political feud that has fed fears of a military clash, officials said on Wednesday. A Somalia government official said Prime Minister Mohammed Hussein Roble had separately talked with a senior U.S.… Read More UN, several countries in talks with Somalian president and prime minister for resolution of political feud

Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed suspends PM Mohammed Hussein Roble

Somalia’s president, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, said on Monday he had suspended the prime minister’s powers, escalating a destabilising dispute in the Horn of Africa country. The president, who had suspended Prime Minister Mohammed Hussein Roble before over an earlier confrontation, said in a statement he had taken the action pending an investigation of accusations the… Read More Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed suspends PM Mohammed Hussein Roble