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Somali President Names New Prime Minister

Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has named a new prime minister, amid international pressure to end chronic political infighting. The president appointed Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke to the post Wednesday in a ceremony at the presidential palace in Mogadishu. Sharmarke, who must be approved by the Somali parliament, would be Mohamud's third prime minister in the past two years. His precedessor Abdiweli Sheikh Mohamed was voted out on December 6 after a dispute with the...

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