Word that Canadian-trained economist Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed has been tapped to become Somalia's latest prime minister highlights the ties between the still-troubled African country and Canada.
If his appointment is confirmed by Somalia's parliament, Ahmed, a Somali-born Canadian citizen, would become the country's second prime minister in 14 months and the sixth in as many years, including another Canadian, the National Post reports.
According to Ahmed's CV, posted on Shabelle.net, he has a master's degree in economics from the University of Ottawa and is a Ph.D candidate in international trade and development. He also earned a diploma in computer programming at Ottawa's Algonquin College.
Ahmed came to Canada in 1998 and worked for the Bank of Canada before leaving in 2003 to work for the African Union, the Post noted.Read More »from Somali-Canadian’s appointment as prime minister highlights ties between the countries