2 April 2013

Djibouti: A New Prime Minister Appointed in Djibouti

Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed was appointed as Prime Minister of Djibouti by President Ismail Omar Guelleh on Sunday (March31st) and he took office on Monday (April 1st). The sixty two year old had previously served as head of a state-owned water agency and as Minister of Agriculture, Pastoralism and Water Resources from 2005, before being appointed Minister of Defence in 2011. He replaces Dileita Mohamed Dileita who had served as Prime Minister since 2001.

The appointment is part of a cabinet reshuffle following the February elections in which President Guelleh's Union for Presidential Majority (UPM) took a majority in the National Assembly. Of the 21 ministers in the previous cabinet a majority were reappointed, with only five not getting back into office.

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