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Somali president, PM duel in political showdown

Somalia’s president and prime minister are staring each other down in a political standoff that may end their lengthy feud but also set the Horn of Africa government adrift – again. President Abdullahi Yusuf and his allies, including 22 ministers, are again trying to have Prime Minister Ali Mohamed Gedi thrown out via a no-confidence vote, tentatively set to happen on Tuesday or Wednesday, Somali officials said. But Gedi, who survived one attempted no-confidence vote last year, is busy lobbying legislators and has tried to enlist the help of his Hawiye clan – who have long complained he is not their choice but who may back him against Yusuf’s Darod clan. Full Story

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