[dehai-news] (CNN): Somali PM: President can't fire me


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From: Berhane Habtemariam (Berhane.Habtemariam@gmx.de)
Date: Sun Dec 14 2008 - 16:33:23 EST


Somali PM: President can't fire me

14.12.2008

BAIDOA, Somalia (CNN) -- Somalia's president said Sunday he has dismissed
his prime minister for failing to do his job, a move that could threaten
peace efforts in the the violence-ravaged African
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Abdullahi Yusuf said he would nominate a replacement for Nur Hassan Hussein
within three days.

But Hussein rejected the move saying the president had no power with out the
consent of a parliamentary no-confidence vote.

Hussein, a former Red Crescent official appointed 13 months ago, has
reportedly been at loggerheads with Yusuf over efforts to reach a
reconciliation agreement with an Islamist-led opposition.

Under the constitution of Somalia's U.N.-backed government, Yusuf would need
parliamentary approval for dismissing the prime minister, news reports said.

Somalia's government, backed by Ethiopian forces, continues to battle
Islamic militias with the fighting concentrated in the capital, Mogadishu.
Ethiopian forces have refused to withdraw, as required under a recent
cease-fire deal.

Heavy fighting across Somalia has driven more than a million people from
their homes. The lawlessness has also spilled onto the seas off the Horn of
Africa, where international vessels are routinely hijacked by suspected
Somali pirates.

Somalia has had a United Nations-backed transitional government -- now based
in the town of Baidoa -- since the Ethiopian troops expelled Islamist forces
from Mogadishu in December 2006.

Nur Hassan Hussein took office 13 months ago.

Nur Hassan Hussein took office 13 months ago.

 

 


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