Somali prime minister names cabinet of 60 people

January 12, 2015 9:40 AM

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MOGADISHU – Somalia’s newly appointed prime minister named a giant cabinet of 60 people late on Sunday, as he warned of the “huge task” ahead to bring peace to the war-torn nation.

Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke, endorsed by parliament last month after the president fell out with the previous premier amid bitter infighting, released his choice of names for lawmakers to approve. The 60 members include 26 ministers, 25 deputies and nine state ministers, an increase...

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