Somalia: Yusuf names new premier as heavy fighting hits capital

Click here: Adnkronos.com – Somalia: Yusuf names new premier as heavy fighting hits capital

Somalian president Abdullah Yusuf has named Salem Alliu Abur as the new prime minister charged with forming the next government. According to Arabic satellite TV network Al Jazeera, the new appointment follows a bitter feud with Ali Mohamed Gedi, who stepped down as prime minister on Monday.”Today I want to state that I am going to resign, that I am leaving the government,” Gedi told parliament. Ghedi failed to quell the Islamist insurgency and was blamed for inviting Ethiopian troops onto Somali soil.

Abur was Gedi’s deputy and would now seek to form a new majority…Fifty-year-old Abur is a doctor who studied in Italy and then returned home where he and Gedi attended Mogadishu University before the fall of the Siad Barre regime.Meanwhile, Mogadishu has experienced some of its heaviest fighting in months as Ethiopian forces and local insurgents clashed in the capital.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: