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Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, a dual Somali-American citizen and former Somali prime minister, astonished most analysts by winning an easy victory in the second round of voting in a heavily secured building at Mogadishu's airport, where 328 parliamentarians had gathered for the vote.
Abdullahi Mohammed Farmaajo was named the new leader after two rounds of voting and quickly took the oath of office.
Farmajo failed to win the required two-thirds majority, but had 184 votes to Mohamud's 97, prompting the incumbent to drop out to avoid a third round.
The outgoing president, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, conceded defeat, in a sign that the war-ravaged nation can hope for a smooth transition of power.
Al-Shabab fighters stormed a hotel in the capital of the semi-autonomous Puntland region killing four guards, while two of the attackers also died, a senior Somali official said.
"But of course Somalia's challenges are much larger than an individual", says Mr. Hashi, who worked in Mr. Mohamed's first cabinet.
If Farmajo is serious about cracking down on corruption, he has his work cut out for him in a country listed as the most corrupt in the world by Transparency International. A Somali and American citizen, he earned a bachelor's degree in 1993 and a master's degree in 2009 from the State University of NY at Buffalo.
Farmajo sought asylum in U.S.
In a communiqué by Mark C. Toner, US State Department's deputy spokesman, US congratulated the people of Somalia on the successful conclusion of their national electoral process.
Shabaab has been in decline since 2011 but still launches regular, deadly attacks against government, military and civilian targets in the capital Mogadishu and elsewhere.
In a short speech, the new president said, "This victory belongs to the people of Somalia".
There are no promises either for how Mohamed's election could affect Somalia's complicated relationship with the United States - for whom the country appears at times to be both a valuable counterterrorism ally and a fertile breeding ground for America's enemies. He was politically active enough in the diaspora to be asked by former president Sharif Sheikh Ahmed to come back and serve.
Somalia is to hold its presidential election on Wednesday after numerous delays, with ongoing security concerns and warnings of starvation topping the agenda for the new administration.
Somalia's instability landed it on a list of seven Muslim-majority countries affected by President Donald Trump's travel ban, even though its government has been an increasingly important partner for US military counterterrorism efforts.
Ryan averaged just over nine yards per pass, the highest rate ever for a quarterback with more than 400 completions in a season. A lot has been said this year in MVP conversations about how unbelievable Rodgers was down the stretch of the regular season.
A spokeswoman for the Cheesecake Factory , Alethea Rowe, gave the following statement to NBC4 Southern California Friday morning. Mark Goodman explained the device wasn't a pipe bomb or a Molotov cocktail, and that it contained no projectiles or shrapnel.
Assuming all other Republicans vote for DeVos and all Democrats vote against, that means the vote breakdown is now tied at 50-50. It reported that DeVos is a "billionaire who has spent decades advocating for charter schools and taxpayer-funded vouchers".
The previous record was 618,365 set past year . "To shoot 7 under on Sunday, when I know I had to do it, is a great feeling". Jordan Spieth shot 67 and finished 12 under, as did first-round leader Matt Kuchar, who shot 70.
JB Hi-Fi's brand valued jumped 75 per cent, taking the electronics retailer from 42nd last year to 24th this year at $1.1 billion. Amazon held onto its position as the third most valuable brand, with a 53% increase in brand value to $106 billion.
Adjusted earnings for the quarter rose to $4.15 billion or $1.41 per share from $2.27 billion or $0.79 per share a year ago . In December, Facebook saw an average of 1.23 billion daily active users (DAUs ) - an increase of 18% year-over-year.
Below, a goofily narrated video from last Thursday, January 26, and further below, video shot yesterday by Big Island Video News . Kilauea has been erupting for 30 years and is believed to have formed anywhere between 300,000-600,000 years ago.
Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), who remained critical of Trump throughout the campaign. "I think it's going to be very successful". The Executive Order will also drastically reduce Exodus' funding for services to refugees already in the U.S.
However, a few prominent MPs, such as Tory Ken Clarke and Lib Dem leader Tim Farron said they would vote against the bill. The main opposition Labour Party said it will try to amend the bill but not block it.
Vaughn Correctional Center in the town of Smyrna, about 40 miles (64 km) south of Wilmington, was locked down between 10:30 a.m. Hicks did not comment on who is being held hostage but The Associated Press reported that prison guards were taken hostage.
Many companies register their apps as being outside of Iran to be able to get onto the store, reported TechCrunch . There are still a large number of 32-bit apps in the App Store that have not been updated for a long time.
Tesla Model S now a wee bit more ludicrous
It costs about $135,000 compared to a $1.5 million Ferrari LaFerrari, $1.1 McLaren P1 or the $845,000 Porsche 918 Spyder. For comparison, it takes 2.99 seconds to get there in a Toyota Camry XSE, "America's most ordinary vehicle ".
State police increase patrols for Super Bowl
During the bowl campaign previous year , state police handed out over 4,686 tickets and arrested 92 people for impaired driving. First-time DUI offenders can be punished with up to one year in jail, license suspension and steep fines.
H&M sales in Croatia rise 4% in FY 2016
H&M said on Tuesday it would roll out e-commerce in six more markets this year, taking it online in 41 of the 69 it is present in. Further, the company said its Board of Directors proposed a dividend of 9.75 kronor per share for the 2015/2016 financial year.
War on drugs suspended in Philippines
Dela Rosa offered his resignation, but Duterte rejected it. "You policemen involved in syndicates, let's see what happens now". He had been kidnapped and killed by anti-drug police.
Gears of War 4's Social Quickplay playlist gets cross-play
Thus, the players who use Windows 10 and those who use Xbox One will be able to play the same online games within social mode. Modern gamers have always been divided based on the platform of their choice, be it Xbox One, PC or PS4.
TransCanada re-submits application for Keystone XL pipeline
Last Thursday, TRP reapplied for the project and if approved, we believe operations will commence in the next couple of years. The company said the project would contribute $3.4 billion (3.18 billion euros) to the United States economy.