Somali President names economist as new Prime Minister

Somalia`s president named economist Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed as his new prime minister on Thursday, ending weeks of political paralysis as the country strives to secure fragile security gains against Islamist militants.

Somalia asks US to grant immunity for former PM

Somalia`s newly recognised government is asking the State Department to grant immunity to a former prime minister who was found responsible in a US court for human-rights abuses.