Somalia PM given 10 more days to form government

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Somalia’s parliament agreed on Monday to give Prime Minister Hamza Abdi Barre more time to form a government, a month after his appointment in the troubled Horn of Africa nation. Barre was initially expected to name a cabinet within 30 days of his appointment on June 25 but said the delays were due to the country’s protracted election process that culminated in May with the selection of Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as president. “In order to form a… balanced government, it is necessary that I spend sufficient time in consultations with various politicians of the country and civil society,” Barre sa…

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