Somalia: It was instinct mixed with desperation

Mogadishu (HAN) December 6, 2014 – Public diplomacy and Regional Security and safety news. The Somali Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed lost Saturday’s vote of confidence. Ahmed  had held his post for just under a year after the parliament voted out his predecessor, Abdi Farah Shirdon, who, likewise, had argued about the composition of the Cabinet and received accusations of poor performance in return.

“The prime minister and his government are out of office,” speaker Mohamed Sheikh Osman Jawari said on Saturday, after 153 members of parliament had voted against the premier and 80 backed him

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153 members voted to oust bdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, who lost Saturday’s vote of confidence

In Southern Somalia, Security has improved in the country in recent years but the government remains weak and largely ineffective.

In a session on Saturday, 153 members voted to oust Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed.

Somali lawmakers presented a motion in parliament Thursday to oust the prime minister, amid warnings the power struggles and political turmoil could damage efforts to rebuild the war-torn nation.

Somali Political wrangles and reports of corruption have raised concern the United Nations, United States and European Union which have all warned the power struggles are putting at risk the progress Somalia has made
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs warns that Somalia faces a “deepening humanitarian crisis,” with more than 3 million people needing aid.


 

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