The Prime Minister of the Federal Government of Somalia Mohamed Hussein Roble has fired his Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohamed Abdirizak Mohamud.
In a decree issued by the Office of the Prime Minister, Roble named Abdisaid Muse Ali as the new Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, replacing Mohamed Abdirizak, while Mohamud Abdi Hassan (Pekos) was appointed Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. .
The Prime Minister also swapped two ministers:
Mohamed Aden Maalim (Somali) appointed Minister of Plant and Animal Husbandry and Hussein Mohamed Sheikh Hussein (Badni) Minister of Public Works, Housing and Reconstruction.
Finally, Roble’s dismissal and appointment came as a surprise and at a critical juncture in the run-up to the elections.