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Somalia's former Prime Minister summoned to Ethiopia

Issue 318
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Index
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Government Ends Short Arab Hunting Expedition Amid Local Concerns

The Letter That Set The Stage For The 1988 Genocide Of The Isaaqs

Somaliland President Delighted With His First Visit To The Arab World

Kosova’s Independence Sets Precedent

France To Fund Cultural Activities In Somaliland

Interview With KULMIYE Party’s Shadow Secretary For Foreign Affairs

In Kenya's peace process, devils in the details

The Forgotten Country

The "New Strategy" For Somalia Collapses

Ethiopian Gen. 'slaps Somali President'

Kenya can't solve it alone

Extension of Peace Mission's Mandate Not Enough, Says Somali Government

Aids, oil and Africom on Bush tour

Regional Affairs

Somalia's former Prime Minister summoned to Ethiopia

Ethiopia Troops Arrive in Central Region, Fighting Rocks in Afgoi

Somaliland: President Kahin Accuses Puntland Of Aid Worker's Abduction

Editorial
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International News

Fayed Says UK Royals Wanted To "Get Rid Of" Diana

US to Work to Prevent Kosovo Backlash

Shining light on business achievements

FEATURES & COMMENTARY

Somaliland Cultural Sites Remain Little Known Outside East Africa

The King of Kush reigns in Edmonton’s vibrant ‘Little Mogadishu’

Under Fire in Kenya?

Africa Wins One

Bush in Africa: It’s all about controlling wealth

Specialist Task Force On Pastoral Policy For Africa Gathers In Addis Ababa 19 To 20 February 2008

Fallout over airport prayer space exposes deep tensions

How to solve a Problem like Auschwitz

Somalia - Annual Report 2008

Giving Peace A Chance: Rotary Announces New Class Of World Peace Fellows

Food for thought

Opinions

Struggle For Kulmiye Party Nomination In Full Speed

Democracy Requires Tracking Government Policies And Correcting Discrepancies

A Message To Southern Somalia

Wearisome Time For The Emerging Nation Of Somaliland

Somaliland Should Now Be Recognized After Kosovo

UDUB Needs To Learn From Sillanyo


Prof. Ali M. Gedi, former Somali PM

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Feb 22 2008 - The former Prime Minister of Somalia's transitional government, Prof. Ali Mohamed Gedi, flew unexpectedly to the Ethiopian capital Wednesday amid much speculation.

Gedi retained his position as Somali legislator after resigning from the Prime Minister's office last October and maintains close relations with Ethiopian government leaders, including Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.

A reliable source in Nairobi, Kenya, where Gedi is now based told Garowe Online that he will return to Nairobi after discussions with Ethiopian officials.

It was not clear who accompanied the former Prime Minister on this surprise trip to Addis Ababa or the real purpose of the trip, but much speculation has been associated with the visit in the Somali press.

Some reports said the Ethiopian government is grooming Gedi to become Somalia's next president, following general elections next year when the interim government's mandate expires.

Other reports said Gedi went to Addis Ababa for personal reasons.

Last month, Gedi told reporters in Nairobi that he plans to run for Somali president in the upcoming 2009 general elections.

Gedi resigned after feuding with President Abdullahi Yusuf over the management of government finances and policies.

Earlier this month, UK-based The Independent newspaper reported that former Premier Gedi bought a house in the United States and had negotiated a teaching position.

Source: Garowe Online

 


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