Oct 28, 2007

Conflict between top TFG officials

Add to Somali woes the current conflict between the president and prime minister of the Transitional Federal Government (TFG), it seems only one of them will keep his job. The president, as well as others, accuse prime minister Ali Gedi of stealing government funds and mismanaging resources so president Abdullah Yusuf requested the parliament to dismiss the PM. The PM has been frantically trying to save his job, he has visited Ethiopia twice in the last two week - that's were the decisions are made - and has been rallying his supporters in the parliament.

Both men are now in Saudi Arabia which is trying to mediate between them. It's not the first time the president asked the parliament to dismiss the PM.

1 comment:

TSR said...

Many third world countries have corrupt governments. Unfortunately the people are the ones who suffer, in such countries conflict sometime seems inevitable…..I recently came across a website about Estonia’s Singing Revolution – http://singingrevolution.com. Estonia was under Russian control as recently as 1991, and now that they are free, there is still tension between the Russians living in Estonia and the native Estonians.