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Somali Prime Minister reshuffles cabinet, appoints new ministers

Sunday April 7, 2024

Mogadishu (HOL) - Somali Prime Minister Hamse Abdi Barre appointed new members to his cabinet, including the ministers of internal affairs, security, and foreign affairs, on Sunday.

Prime Minister Hamse appointed Ahmed Moalim Fiqi as the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. Fiqi previously served as the government minister of internal affairs.

Ali Yusuf Ali Hoosh, a member of the Lower House of Parliament, has been appointed the federal government's Minister of Internal Affairs.

The security minister, Gen. Abdullahi Sheikh Ismail Faratag, and the minister of energy and water, Abdullahi Bidhan Warsame, have also been appointed.

Prime Minister Hamse appointed Mohamed Adan Moalim as the Minister of Posts and Communications of the Federal Government, while Ahmed Omar Mohamed was appointed the Minister of State for Environment and Climate Change.

These appointments come a few days after the Somali Cabinet of Ministers reappointed Abdullahi Mohamed Ali Sanbaloolshe as the new director of the National Security and Intelligence Agency of Somalia (NISA) during its weekly meeting in Mogadishu.

The newly appointed Director, Abdullahi Sanbaloolshe, has previously held the position of Director of NISA twice and has also served in other roles, including Minister and Ambassador.


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