Djibouti President Ismael Omar Guelleh, appointed a new prime minister on Monday 1 April. Mohamed Kamil Abdoulkader took office yesterday, replacing Dileita Mohamed Dileita. Diletia remains deputy prime minister. Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed, born in 1951, joined the government in 2005 and has been defense minister since 2011.
The appointment was announced on Thursday and comes as part of a cabinet reshuffle, in the wake of the February elections officially won by the ruling party.
The opposition coalition, the USN, immediately criticized this reshuffle for a lack of renewal.
Mr Abdourahman Boreh said:
“The USN is calling for radical political and social change. The latest changes in the new government do not achieve this. The USN remains united in response to the contempt which the government has shown towards the people of Djibouti”.