New Somali President Appoints Prime Minister

Somalia’s President Sheikh Mohamud has appointed a new prime minister, Hamza Barre, who is a member of parliament for President Sheikh’s party.

The president says he has been considering the selection of a new prime minister for some time, and saw Barre as a potential candidate.

Speaking after his appointment, Barre who is expected to form a government once he is approved by parliament, says he will form a government worthy of rescuing the country, with the priority of working towards a united Somalia.