Somali President Yusuf resigns

Somali President resigned on Monday, ending a deadlock at the top of an interim government blamed for stalling a U.N.-backed peace process.

Somali President Yusuf resigns

Somali President Abdullahi Yusuf resigned on Monday, ending a deadlock at the top of an interim government blamed for stalling a U.N.-backed peace process in the Horn of Africa nation.

"As I promised when you elected me on October 14, 2004, I would stand down if I failed to fulfil my duty, I have decided to return the responsibility you gave me," Yusuf told parliament. "The speaker will take over my responsibility."

Reuters
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