Somalia Foreign Minister gets suspension over abuse of power

Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Roble has suspended Foreign Minister, Abdisaid Ali for abuse of power.

The Prime Minister has also nullified the letter from the Foreign Minister and directed relevant government agencies to investigate the incident and report it to the authorities for possible action.

Prime Minister Roble said that Foreign Minister, Ali had authorized a ship carrying illegal charcoal exported from Somalia destined for Oman.

The production and export of charcoal, an economic activity dating to the pre-colonial era, remains banned in Somalia.