Somalia’s president appoints new prime minister

The Horn of Africa country is beset by a severe drought that is now on the brink of turning into famine, according to the UN agencies.

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Somalia’s president appoints new prime minister

MOGADISHU, Somalia - The president of Somalia Hassan Sheikh has appointed Hamza Abdi Barre as the Prime Minister of the long-chaotic Horn of Africa country which is currently on the brink of famine.

In a televised speech, Mohamud wished the new PM utmost success as he leads the government’s ambitious reform agenda and calls on the Somali people to render him their unwavering support.

Barre, 48, was a lawmaker in the Federal Parliament. He was elected from Kismayo, Jubaland in December 2021. He will replace Mohamed Hussein Roble who has been serving since 2020.

The PM-designate is a member of the president's political party - the Union for Peace and Development (UPD). He is the 21st Prime Minister of the Federal Government of Somalia.

The country is beset by a severe drought that affected 7.2 million people and is now on the brink of turning into famine, according to the UN agencies.

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