- Abdullahi Yusuf, the President of Somalia's transitional federal government has been rushed to a hospital in the Kenyan capital Nairobi where doctors are striving hard to normalise his serious health conditions. The details of his health conditions are still not made public.
Though Somalian authorities said the 72-year-old leader is in a stable condition, sources said he will be flown to London for further treatment.
The Somali leader, who ascended to power in 2004 after so many peace talks in the neighbouring Kenya, had earlier undergone liver transplant.
Mr Yusuf had cancelled a meeting with regional leaders and US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Wednesday in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.
President Yusuf's hospitalisation coincides with the resignation of four ministers 24 hours after their appointment.
They are Hassan Mohamed Nur, Abdikafi Hassan, Sheikh Aden Maden and Ibrahim Issac Ibrow -Ministers of National Security, Trade, Reconciliation and National Planning, respectively.
The irate ministers could not withstand what they called the "under-representation" and "penalisation" of their Rahanwein clan in the new government of Prime Minister Nur Hassan Hussein.
They also blamed the Prime Minister for not consulting them earlier before he had nominated them, which according to them, disrespects the power-sharing agreement.
Since the ousting of the Islamic Courts Union from power last December by the Ethiopian-backed government troops, Mogadishu has been a centre of Islamic insurgency, resulting to loss of several lives.
The UN Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs, John Holmes, who conducted a four-day trip to Somalia, deplored the deplorable humanitarian situation in the country.
“It is the civilians who are getting caught in the crossfire of this ongoing conflict. Violence, pressure and intimidation of all kinds are clearly getting worse” Holmes said.
Sudan has been without a functioning government since 1991.
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