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Somali President Suspends Prime Minister Over Alleged Corruption

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Somali President, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has suspended the country’s prime minister over alleged corruption and his role in the misuse of public land.

A statement issued by the Somali presidency stated that the work and powers of the Prime Minister have been suspended pending an investigation into an allegation that he, Mohamed Hussein Roble appointed a new Minister of Defense without completing the ongoing investigation into interference in the ongoing investigation into the corruption of public lands owned by SNA.

Mohamed also ordered the suspension of the country’s navy commander who previously accused the prime minister of land grabbing and misuse of public land.

Over the weekend, the prime minister and the president traded barbs as the political standoff in the country deepened.

Mohamed accused his prime minister of failing to undertake his mandate to lead the country through the polls as he was tasked. The Prime Minister also accused the president of intentionally disrupting the ongoing general elections.

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