Abdi Farah Shirdon Said is the new Somali PM
Abdi Farah Shirdon Said has been chosen as the new Prime Minister of Somalia. President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud who was recently chosen by parliament in a UN-backed process, selected his close ally Shirdon to the powerful position.
This event is one of the first major steps of the new administration, which brought to an end the eight years of transitional rule by the corruption imbued and Western supported government. After more than two decades of anarchy and war, Somalia’s capital Mogadishu has been resurrecting since the Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab insurgents left frontline fighting positions.