BREAKING :Abdiwali Sheekh Ahmed named as new Somali PM

War Deg-deg ahSomali President Hassan Mohamud told the Parliament that he will be appointing Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed as the next PM.

The President said: “I have appointed Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed , whom I believe is the man best equipped to lead the Somali government through the next stage of our country’s recovery and reform programme. He has an extremely impressive background in development and economics and a proven track record in a number of leadership positions within international organisations.”

“although there is no mistaking the enormous challenges we face as a country I am confident he has what it takes to make a really positive difference in a short time. I call on Parliament to confirm his appointment in a timely fashion in the interests of Somalia.”

“Once again I pay tribute to the tremendous work and leadership of outgoing Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon whom I wish well for the future. We must now redouble our efforts to institutionalize and embed the important reforms we have started and work in earnest towards a new federal constitution and national elections in 2016.”

Under the Somali constitution, the new Prime Minister’s appointment must be confirmed by Parliament.

Note to Editors

Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed

Key Professional Achievements & Experience

• Date & Place of Birth 1949, Bardhera, Somalia

• Successful professional career with extensive experience working in Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Zambia, Egypt, Canada, Yemen, Sauid Arabia, UAE and Malaysia

•Experience in key leadership roles in World Bank, Islamic Development Bank, European Union, USAID, Bank of Canada, African Union, Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)

•Extensive experience working with international partners including UN, OIC, ECOWAS, IGAD, Arab League, Asian Development Bank, Arab Development Funds

• 2010-2013 Senior Economist, Islamic Development Bank, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

2007-2009 Senior Advisor to COMESA, Lusaka, Zambia

• 2003-2006 Program Manager, African Union-IBAR (Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources

•1998-2003 International Development and Trade Economics Analyst, Bank of Canada & Ottawa University

•1991-1998 Chief Executive Officer, MISK Enterprises, livestock exporting company with offices in Nairobi, Djibouti and Sana’a

• 1984-1990 Director-General, Livestock Marketing and Health Agency, Mogadishu




  1. Datz gwud nd fantastic prime minista. As i ve seen hz bakground of everything, he z de required prime minista of our nation. so i would lyk 2 tel hm 2 be active more he z, adawiz am jxt wishin our nation 2 stand at one point. If God sayz!!!!!!


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