The resignation of Somalia’s prime minister

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This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear the answer to the question about the former Somali prime minister. There’s great music, listener letters, and of course, the new quiz question. So click on that little “Listen” arrow above, and join in!


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This week’s quiz: On 13 December, I asked you to send in the name of the Somali prime minister who had just resigned from office, after an 153 to 80 no-confidence vote in the parliament. What is his name?

The answer is: Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed. He served as Somalia’s prime minister for a year. The new prime minister is Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke – who has served once before as the country’s prime minister, from 2009 to 2010.

The winners this week are: Abhirikshma Nandi, from West Bengal, India; Mohammad Mamun, a member of the Friends Radio Club in Naogaon, Bangladesh; RFI Listeners Club member Ralf Urbanczyk from Eisleben, Germany; Samia Arshad, from Sahiwal, Pakistan, and my very dear Jean Forget from Attleboro, Massachusetts in the US.

Congratulations, winners !

This week’s question ... you'll have to listen to the show to participate! You have until 9 March to enter this week's quiz. The winners will be announced on the 14 March program. When you enter, be sure you send your postal address in with your answer … and, if you have one, your RFI Listeners Club membership number.

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