Somalia's president resigned Monday after a four-year term in which his Western-backed government failed to extend its power throughout a country crippled by infighting and a strengthening Islamic insurgency.Wait, wait, wait a minute... Somalia had a President? Goodness! If he hadn't resigned we might have never known.
Abdullahi Yusuf's resignation, which comes amid deepening international pressure, could usher in more chaos as Islamic militants scramble for power — even though the government controls only pockets of the capital, Mogadishu, and the seat of parliament in Baidoa.
Monday, December 29, 2008
Somalia's President Quits After 4 Years In Power