Mogadishu-(Puntland Mirror) Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khayre has appointed Ahmed Mursal Sheikh Abdirahman as defence minister, state-owned SONNA news agency reported on Sunday, citing information minister Abdirahman Omar Osman.
The PM also sacked the minister of religious affairs Iman Abdulahi Ali, according to SONNA.
Last month, Somali defence minister Abdirashid Abdullahi Mohamed has resigned from his post.
The dismissal of the minister of religious affairs will be the first time Khayre has sacked a member of his cabinet since taking office in February this year.
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