Somalia’s President appoints new head of intelligence

Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed
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Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has appointed a new head of intelligence, intensifying a row with the Prime Minister.

The rift between the President and Prime Minister Mohammed Hussein Roble threatens to derail an indirect election of lawmakers and the President.

On Monday, Roble suspended Fahad Yasin, the Director of the National Intelligence Service Agency saying his report on the murder of one of its agents had been unsatisfactory.

Mohamed, who called the Prime Minister’s move unconstitutional, designated Yasin Abdullahi Mohamed as the new acting head of the agency.

Roble accused the President of interfering with the investigation of the unsolved murder of the agent.