Somalia’s new President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed declares country war zone, announces shakeup

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed attends a special summit of the East Africa’s regional Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in Nairobi on March 25, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Somalia’s new President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has declared the country a war zone, instructing the military to prepare a new offensive against al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab extremists. The president […]

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Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed appoints new prime minister as Hassan Ali Khayre

Somalia’s newly-appointed Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khayre Somalia’s new president has picked Hassan Ali Khayre, a former aid worker and oil executive, to serve as the prime minister in the war-torn country. Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, better known by his nickname Farmajo, appointed Khayre as the country’s prime minister on Thursday. Khayre, 49, has previously served […]

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Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, faces delicate balancing act

Somalia’s newly elected President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, known as Farmajo, address supporters after his victory on Wednesday (AFP Photo/MUSTAFA HAJI ABDINUR)<br /> Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed’s victory in Somalia’s presidential election last week brought joyous crowds into the streets of Mogadishu, a testament to the former prime minister’s enduring popularity. But analysts warn that the iron […]

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