MOGADISHU, Somalia, May 22, 2010 – Somalia's president says he has
reversed his decision to fire the country's prime minister, tamping down
a political dispute in the already fragile government.
President Sheik Sharif Sheik Ahmed in a statement released Thursday says
he asked Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke to continue his
duties after reviewing the state of the country, which Ahmed says
requires unity among its leaders.
Ahmed fired Sharmarke on Monday and dissolved the Cabinet. By law, the
president may dismiss the Cabinet and prime minister if the government
fails to obtain the required vote of confidence from Parliament. But
several parliamentarians told The Associated Press the vote never took
Source: AP, May 20, 2010