October 7th, 2012
04:59 AM ET

Somali president appoints prime minister

Somalia's new president has named a prime minister as the nation sets up an effective central government following decades of civil war.

Abdi Farah Shirdon, an economist who ran an import business in neighboring Kenya, was named prime minister Saturday.

President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, a political newcomer who has worked for several international organizations, assumed leadership last month.

"The appointment of a new prime minister is another important step forward in the country's peace building process," said Augustine P. Mahiga, the top U.N. envoy to the nation.

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  1. Philip

    Earlier, I replied to each one here. It wa sposted, and then Maude deleted. (shrug)
    Maude like to hide stuff.

    October 7, 2012 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mary

    All my brothers wore Mud haulers, (as we called them).
    So waxed was that, we skidded to class. ;)
    It was moving images of art down each hallway (the best dressed generation)
    And our vice principle 'Bird Man', (hook nose) he was your resident 'Frank Burns'
    Yeah, I remember the: corderoy, skid marks, muffled chatter, and clanking of lockers as the bell sounded for class...
    Best darn time of my life. :)

    October 7, 2012 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    So what your saying philip is 2 make yourself feel better you would tell someone their outfit is ugly, when you know the only purpose that would serve is 2 hurt their feelings? And also that its just your opinion that its ugly! Thats messed up but figures

    October 7, 2012 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    And ive heard you lie more than once philip, so that means you just get a kick outta hurtin someones feelings. Ive suspected that for along time, thanks for the confirmation tho.

    October 7, 2012 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
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