Somalia: Big Rally in Mogadishu in Support of the New Cabinet

Photo: Stuart Price/UN Photo
Copies of the Qur'an are laid out ahead of the swearing-in ceremony for Members of the New Federal Parliament of Somalia (file photo).

Mogadishu — Hundreds of demonstrators, including women and children took to the main streets in the capital, to show their full support of the newly designated leaner cabinet ministers by the Somali Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon on Sunday.

The rally happened on Monday in Mogadishu's Hamar-weyne district as crowds chanting slogans and carrying Somali PM's Posters gathered at a square in the district in support of the 10-member cabinet ministers proposed by Somali PM.

On Sunday, Somali PM named a 10-member Cabinet that includes Fozia Yusuf Haji Aden as the Horn of Africa country's first female foreign minister.

Parliament is expected to decide on the nominations before Nov. 17, according to Mohamed Sheikh Osman Jawari, the speaker of parliament.

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Big Rally in Support of New Somali Cabinet

Crowds gathered in the country's capital Mogadishu to show their support of the ten-member cabinet ministers proposed by the Prime Minister. Parliament is expected to decide on the ... Read more »