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Somali president suspends PM in latest power move, U.S. appeals for calm

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By Abdi Sheikh and Feisal Omar MOGADISHU (Reuters) -Somali’s president said on Monday he had suspended the prime minister for suspected corruption in the latest power struggle distracting the government from an Islamist insurgency, prompting the United States to call for calm. The move amounted to an “indirect coup” by President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, assistant information minister Abdirahman Yusuf Omar Adala said. Prime Minister Mohammed Hussein Roble was not immediately available for comment. Government spokesman Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimuu said the president’s action was unconstitutional a…

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