Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, Somalia's new prime minister, reacts during a news conference at the presidential palace in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, December 12, 2013. Somalia's president named economist ... more 
Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, Somalia's new prime minister, reacts during a news conference at the presidential palace in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, December 12, 2013. Somalia's president named economist Ahmed as his new prime minister on Thursday, ending weeks of political paralysis as the country strives to secure fragile security gains against Islamist militants. Ahmed previously worked at the Islamic Development Bank in Saudi Arabia. He replaces Abdi Farah Shirdon who was forced out by lawmakers in a vote of no confidence after falling out with President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud. REUTERS/Feisal Omar (SOMALIA - Tags: POLITICS HEADSHOT) less 
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Thu, Dec 12, 2013 12:20 PM EST