Somalia: Villa Somalia Gets Qatar-Backed Chief of Staff

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Thursday June 01, 2017 - 11:33:05 in Latest News by SomaliUpdate Staff Reporter
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    Somalia: Villa Somalia Gets Qatar-Backed Chief of Staff

    MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Former Al-Jazeera Arabic TV reporter Fahad Yasin has been appointed as the new chief of staff of Somalia Presidential Palace, Villa Somalia replacing the current Chief of Staff, according to a Presidential Dec

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Former Al-Jazeera Arabic TV reporter Fahad Yasin has been appointed as the new chief of staff of Somalia Presidential Palace.
MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Former Al-Jazeera Arabic TV reporter Fahad Yasin has been appointed as the new chief of staff of Somalia Presidential Palace, Villa Somalia replacing the current Chief of Staff, according to a Presidential Decree which a copy of it obtained by Somali Update on Wednesday.
Mr. Yasin, a soft-spoken and close friend to Qatari government becomes the third official appointed for the Presidency since President Farmajo took office in March following the February 8th election.
"I have appointed Mr. Fahad Yasin, a man I knew of being young with capable and honest, who can execute the national task he is assigned.” The President’s Decree read.
President Farmajo paid gratitude to his outgoing chief of staff Abukar Dahir Osman (alias Abukar Balle) whom he praised his time in serving for the nation and the people.
Mr. Balle, a former close ally to the President has been recently struggling to defend his role in the Presidency following a serious internal rift with his deputy Abdirisak Shole, a powerful and influential within Villa Somalia. Mr. Shole who seems to have won the battle is remaining with his position in the Villa.
Mr. Yasin’s appointment did not catch the surprise of those who knew his effective hand in securing Qatari government funds for President Farmajo’s election campaign during the country's election early this year where both locals and internationals decried the deplorable level of corruption that marred the whole electoral process.

- SOMALI UPDATE ONLINE -


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