SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 14 August 2022, Sunday |

US says supports Somalian PM’s efforts for rapid, credible elections

The United States has announced that it support Somalian Prime Minister Mohammed Hussein Roble’s efforts for rapid and credible elections, and that the attempted suspension of his role is alarming.
The US State Department African Affairs Bureau said in a tweet late on Monday that it was also prepared to act against those obstructing Somalia’s path to peace.
On Monday, President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed said he had suspended Roble’s powers for suspected corruption, a move the prime minister described as a coup attempt, escalating a power struggle between the two leaders.