Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Cutting down on government

100 Somali ministers sacked
By David Blair, Africa Correspondent
(Filed: 08/08/2006)

Somalia's interim president sacked his government yesterday, trying to counter the Islamic radicals who are poised to capture a large area of the anarchic country.
President Abdullahi Yusuf, who controls little more than the ruined town of Baidoa, announced the dismissal of all 100 ministers leaving only the prime minister, Ali Mohammed Ghedi.
Islamic radicals styling themselves the Supreme Council of Islamic Courts, have taken the capital, Mogadishu, and threaten Baidoa and Mr Yusuf's administration.
Daily Telegraph


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