Hassan Ali Khaire, an Oil Executive, Is Picked to Be Somalia’s Prime Minister

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The inauguration of Somalia’s new president, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, in Mogadishu on Wednesday.

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Somalia’s new president, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, lost little time in nominating a prime minister, as his country works to right itself under a new government after a quarter-century of conflict, terrorism and devastating drought.

In a first for Somalia, Mr. Mohamed announced his choice on Twitter on Thursday, a day after his inauguration. Mr. Mohamed, better known in Somalia by his nickname, Farmajo, then left the country on an official visit to Saudi Arabia, where he was expected to discuss the regional security situation and…

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