President Farmajo and PM agree to end row

Somali : president Farmajo and PM agree to end row

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo and Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble have reportedly agreed to end a bitter rift that had threatened to derail the country’s long-delayed elections, reports said.

The row between the two leaders had also risked splitting Somali security forces.

It was sparked by the government’s handling of the disappearance in June of a female spy, Ikran Farah, leading to the appointment of parallel intelligence chiefs and security ministers.

On Thursday, President Farmajo and Mr Roble held their first face-face meeting in several weeks in Mogadishu.

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According to a statement read by government spokesman Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimu, they agreed that Abdullahi Mohamed Nur, who was appointed by the prime minister as security minister, would stay in the post.

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