Somalia: Mohamed Roble stripped of his power by president Farmajo

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has said he has suspended the prime minister’s power to hire and fire civil servants, exacerbating a growing rift sparked by the disappearance of spy chief.

The move comes a week after Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble suspended the country’s intelligence chief, accusing him of failing to investigate what happened to the agent, Ikran Tahlil Farah.

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But on Monday Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble has announced that parliamentary elections will be held in the country despite his differences with President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo.

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