Somalia

Somalia President Appoints Somali-Canadian Economist as Next Prime Minister

Will be fifth prime minister since transitional government founded in 2010

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Somalia's president has nominated a Somali-Canadian economist, Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, to be the country's next prime minister.

In a statement Thursday, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said Ahmed is the man "best equipped" to lead Somalia through the next stage of its "recovery and reform program."