Al Jazeera talks to Somalia’s Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed about the ongoing war against al-Shabab.
Somalia’s prime minister has lost his job after members of the parliament voted on a no-confidence motion against him, Al Jazeera has learned.
The parliament voted on Saturday to oust Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, who had a falling out with the President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.
Ahmed received support from only 80 lawmakers, while 153 backed a motion to oust him.
Ahmed’s government has been struggling to provide security in the country, amid periodic attacks launched by the armed group al-Shabab.
Ahmed has for months been at loggerheads with Mohamud, prompting international backers to warn that the infighting was putting at risk the fragile gains made in the war-scarred nation.
Mohamud has 30 days to appoint a new prime minister.