Somalia new prime minister faces challenges

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Somalia’s new prime minister Hamza Abdi Barre has been appointed the new prime minister of Somalia on the 15th June 2022 of this month. The man is expected to present the president to parliament soon for a vote of confidence and then sit down to form a government that will serve the country at a critical time.

Political shareholders

Hamza understands that his nomination affected some of the members who voted for corrupt president Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud in the second and third rounds of the election as he was already a member of Hassan Sheikh’s faction.

Different factions waiting for the prime minister’s seat

The various factions vying for the PM’s job are no longer as healthy as they were before Hamza’s appointment. Prioritizing these groups and turning the government into a political entity that can reunite political stakeholders is a challenge for Prime Minister Hamza.


The prime minister will work with a parliament that does not have many members in his party, which he and his colleagues are proud of. Other candidates, parties and former president Farmajo’s faction have a seat in parliament, and there is an already established view that the government should be protected from lawmakers, and that should happen if his faction does not already have many official members in the assembly can face a major challenge.

One of the challenges is to have more loyal members of parliament, which will make it easier for parliament to pass its plans and save it from poaching.

Security and Al-Shabab

The country is at a critical juncture in terms of security, Al-Shabab forces continuing to kill civilians in the capital, and Al-Shabab also carrying out assassinations and attacks in the regions, there is a great need for security in Mogadishu and the surrounding regions.

Foreign policy and regional competition

In the Horn of Africa, there is competition, division and alliances, and every step of the way in Somalia, Kenya, Djibouti and United Arab Emirates interfering in Somalia’s affairs, sovereignty and integrity.

According to sources Somalia new prime minister Hamza Abdi Barre hold Kenyan passport, how he is going to deal with Kenya, Djibouti and United Arab Emirates interfering Somalia affairs?

Hamza Abdi Barre is also very close to Kenyan puppet Jubaland governor evil Ahmed Madobe, and was the first member of parliament to be elected in Jubaland.

According to Kenyan officials told Somali Times Hamza Abdi Barre has close links with Kenya intelligence and other agencies.

The challenges facing the government include the creation of a non-aggressive foreign policy in the interest of the country.