Shouting match, whistles halt debate on sacking Somali PM.

Mogadishu (Reuters) – A debate on whether to sack Somalia’s Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed descended into chaos on Tuesday as his supporters blew whistles and shouted out slogans, forcing the parliamentary speaker to halt the session. Continue reading

Envoy to Somalia expresses deep concern over political tensions, urges unity and continuity.

United_NationsMogadishu, November 2014 – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, has expressed deep concern over the political tensions between President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, which puts at risk the country’s efforts to achieve critical political targets set out in Vision 2016. Continue reading

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