After more than 15 hours of what seemed to be the ‘last and the most prolonged’ consultations at the presidential palace in Mogadishu, the prime minister of the federal government of Somalia Abdiweli Sheik Ahmed has disclosed his cabinet which is three times more than the ousted government of Abdi Farah Shirdon.
Reliable sources close to the presidential palace in Mogadishu confirm to HOL that the new Somali cabinet members are expected to be unveiled tonight, 16th of January 2014.
Special help being proposed to help students of Somali background succeed in school — scholarships, mentors, more focus on Somalia in the curriculum — will actually stigmatize these students and create a more fractured school system, say a group of Somali parents opposed to the recommendations.
The federal parliament of Somalia on Tuesday rejected a motion against the inclusion of former ministers into the future Somali cabinet, a controversial matter that has surrounded the country’s policy for the past several weeks.
NAIROBI, 13 January 2014 (IRIN) - As Somalia’s new prime minister, Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, gets ready to announce his new cabinet, analysts warn that the fragile Somali administration could come unstuck if further conflicts hit the executive. Ahmed assumed office on 26 December following a no-confidence vote against his predecessor Abdi Farah Shirdon 'Saa'id' on 2 December.