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AU official welcomes appointment of new Somalia PM

Dec 16 2013, 5:32am CST | by

Mogadishu, Dec 16 (IANS) The African Union (AU) special representative to Somalia Mahamet Saleh Annadif Monday welcomed the appointment of the Horn of Africa nation's new Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed.

Mogadishu, Dec 16 — The African Union (AU) special representative to Somalia Mahamet Saleh Annadif Monday welcomed the appointment of the Horn of Africa nation's new Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh...

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AU official welcomes appointment of new Somalia PM

Dec 16 2013, 5:32am CST | by

Mogadishu, Dec 16 (IANS) The African Union (AU) special representative to Somalia Mahamet Saleh Annadif Monday welcomed the appointment of the Horn of Africa nation's new Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed.

Mogadishu, Dec 16 — The African Union (AU) special representative to Somalia Mahamet Saleh Annadif Monday welcomed the appointment of the Horn of Africa nation's new Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed.

The head of the African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) congratulated the new prime minister following his nomination Dec 12 by President Hassan Sheikh Mohammud.

"I applaud the move by President Hassan Sheikh Mohammud to fast track the appointment of a new prime minister thereby avoiding leadership vacuum. The position of the prime minister is very crucial in the running of the Federal Government especially at this critical point in Somalia's political process," Annadif said in a statement.

The appointment came after the outgoing prime minister was ousted by parliament following a rift with President Hassan.

The AU official said that the appointment came at the right time to avoid creating "a leadership vacuum" adding that the Prime Minister-designate "has what it takes to run the office of prime minister for Somalia" and that he will be able to "propel the country during this critical political process to the future".

The Somali lawmakers will soon vote on whether to approve the appointment of the prime minister-designate before he can form a government that will have to seek the confidence of the parliament.

The AMISOM top official expressed optimism that Somali lawmakers "will move with speed to approve the nomination" of the newly-appointed prime minister.

Annadif reiterated the commitment of the AU peacekeeping mission to Somalia to support the government and promised to work with the country's new prime minister.

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Bending Rules on Egypt Could Cost African Union Leverage on Transition

Jul 10 2014 7:00pm CDT | Source: World Politics Review

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Last month, the African Union lifted its suspension of Egypt, which it imposed last year after the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi by Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, then head of the armed forces and now Egypt’s president. By bending the rules to readmit a powerful member and ignoring violations of its own doctrines, the AU may have lost its leverage over the very thing it hopes to influence: Egypt’s politic ...
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Almost 40 Dead After Al-Shabab Raids Village Near Ethiopia

May 28 2014 9:04pm CDT | Source: Big Government

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On May 27 almost 40 people were killed after Al-Shabab militants raided "a village between Ethiopia and Somalia." Al-Shabab is an "Al-Qaeda-linked" group of militants. According to Voice of America (VOA), the local Somali governor said "27 pro-government militiamen and 12 Al-Shabab fighters were killed in the ensuing clash." The village afterward "remained in control of the militias, who have been working with governments on ...
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