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Somali parliament approves new prime minister

By Reuters | Sat, 21 Dec 2013 14:30 PM

By Omar Farouq

MOGADISHU, Dec 21 (Reuters) - Somalia's lawmakers on Saturday approved the appointment of new Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, who vowed to appoint a larger and more effective cabinet.

Ahmed, an economist, previously worked at the Islamic Development Bank in Saudi Arabia. He replaces Abdi Farah Shirdon who was forced out by lawmakers in a vote of no confidence after falling out ...

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