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Thabit Abdi named as the new Mayor of Mogadishu

Hiiraan Online
Thursday April 6, 2017

Mogadishu (HOL) - A former embassy official has been named the Mayor of Mogadishu on Thursday.

Thabit M Abdi, a former Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy of Somalia in the US was named as the Mayor of the Mogadishu and Governor of the Banadir region in a press conference held by the President.

Thabit will replace Yusuf Hussein Jimale who was Mayor since November 2015.

The changes come at the heels of a major reshuffling of the security apparatus in Somalia. President Farmajo announced new chiefs for the  intelligence, military and police.

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