Somalia's president picks new intelligence chief as row with PM deepens

by Reuters
Wednesday, 8 September 2021 04:15 GMT

NAIROBI, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Somalia's president has appointed a new head of intelligence, his office said late on Tuesday, intensifying a row with the prime minister, who had named another person to the post.

The rift between President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed and Prime Minister Mohammed Hussein Roble threatens to derail an indirect election of lawmakers and president. (Reporting by Abdi Sheikh; Writing by Duncan Miriri; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)

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