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Somalia cabinet appoints new heads of security agencies 

MOGADISHU Somalia (Xinhua) -- Somalia’s cabinet on Monday approved appointment of heads of police force and intelligence agency as the Horn of African nation seeks stabilization ahead of the exit of the African Union mission.

According to a statement released after the cabinet meeting in Mogadishu, Bashir Ahmed Mohamed was promoted to be the new commander of the Somali Police Force.

Hussein Osman Hussein, former deputy health minister, was appointed the new head of the National Intelligence Service Agency (NISA), while Bashir Mohamed Jama was reappointed as Chief of Custodial Corps less than a year after being replaced.

Mohamed replaced Abdihakim Dahir Said while Hussein replaced Abdullahi Mohamed Ali Sanbaloolshe, who was sacked after the deadly October 12, 2017 twin terror attacks in Mogadishu that claimed more than 500 lives.

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Somalia Somalia cabinet approves first telecom regulator

MOGADISHU (Xinhua) -- Somalia Cabinet on Monday approved Abdi Sheikh Ahmed as the country’s first director-general of the National Communications Authority (NCA), tasked with regulating the country’s telecommunication sector.

Abdi Ashur Hassan, minister for Post, Telecom and Technology, said Sheikh has requisite experience for leading Somalia’s first communications regulator.

“This is another milestone by the ministry to have the director endorsed in due course because it will bring us closer to the establishment of the regulator,” he said in a statement.

He said Sheikh is multi-disciplinary technology leader with strong background in ICT.

For over 23 years he worked for a large telecommunication company in the United States and has been an ICT adviser to Somalia’s Ministry of Post, Telecommunication and Technology.  

             

 

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