By Hashi MOGADISHU Somalia (Xinhua) --
Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khayre on Tuesday announced
nominees to the cabinet that comprise 26 ministers, 26 deputy
ministers, one deputy prime minister and 15 state ministers.
parliament to speed up vetting and approval of the cabinet
nominees to enable them to commence national duties.
Most of the cabinet
nominees are veteran lawmakers and envoys whose experience in
national and international affairs are expected to aid the new
government led by President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo.
The cabinet will be
tasked with implementing an ambitious agenda to rebuild Somalia
after decades of civil strife.
At least seven killed in car
bomb explosion in Mogadishu
MOGADISHU Somalia (Xinhua) --
At least 7 people died and several others
injured on Tuesday evening when a car bomb exploded at a check
point near the Presidential Palace in the Somalia capital of
Mogadishu, police and eyewitnesses confirmed to reporters.
A security official
who requested anonymity told Xinhua he counted seven dead bodies
that included three government soldiers and a dozen injured
people including women and children after the heavy explosion.
No group had claimed
responsibility for the bomb explosion at the time of going to