Somalia appoints new police, intelligence chiefs

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed

What you need to know:

  • The Shabaab lost its foothold in Mogadishu in 2011, but has continued its fight and still controls large swathes of the countryside.
  • Al-Shabaab have been trying since 2007 to overthrow the Somali government, which has the support of the international community.

The Somali government announced Monday it has appointed new police and intelligence chiefs, nearly four months after their predecessors were sacked following the deadliest ever terror attack in the war-torn nation.

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