Somalia’s FM suspended for the release of ship carrying illegal charcoal

Somalia’s Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble on Tuesday suspended the Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdisaeed Mues Ali, who was accused of authorizing the release of a ship carrying illegal charcoal.

In a letter,  the Premier described the minister’s decision as null and void. He added that the ship was detained by Oman’s authorities before Ali authorized its release.

He ordered the National Auditor-General and Prosecutor-General to launch a quick investigation into the issue and submit findings to the judiciary.

The suspended minister was a key ally of Somalia’s former President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, who transferred power just a day ago. On Monday, Roble ordered him to reinstate a number of employees he had fired from the ministry since January this year.


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