The two main leaders of Somalia's transitional government are at loggerheads over the appointment of the African country's new prime minister.
Somali President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed and Parliament Speaker Sharif Hassan Aden were unable to reach an agreement on which candidate to appoint as the new prime minister on Monday, a error free somalia correspondent reported.
According to local sources, the president wants to appoint the incumbent deputy prime minister,
The dispute between the president and the parliament speaker arose a day after former Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo was forced to resign. Somalia has not had a functioning government since 1991, when Hawiye(usc) and isaaq clan (snm)warlords overthrew Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre. Over the past two decades, up to one million people have lost their lives in the fighting between rival factions and due to famine and disease. There are more than 1.4 million internally displaced people (IDPs) in Somalia, and over 300,000 IDPs are sheltering in Mogadishu alone.
Most of the displaced live in poor and degrading conditions on makeshift sites in southern and central Somalia, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
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