Somalia Cabinet Appoints Mohamed Aden Ahmed as Chief of Army

Somalia’s Cabinet appointed General Mohamed Aden Ahmed as head of the nation’s armed forces, replacing Dahir Aden Elmi, Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke said.

Ahmed is a graduate of the military academy in Egypt and trained in Moscow and the U.S., according to a statement e-mailed from Sharmarke’s office in the capitla, Mogadishu, on Thursday.