5 November 2012

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

Somalia has unveiled a new Cabinet including a female foreign minister, Fozia Yusuf Haji Aden.She's the first woman to hold such a senior position. ... ( Resource: Somali Elders Add New Wrinkle to Political Process )

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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