The Transitional Federal Government (TFG) (Somali: Dowladda Federaalka Kumeelgaarka) was the internationally recognized government of the Republic of Somalia until 20 August 2012, when its tenure officially ended and the Federal Government of Somalia was inaugurated. The TFG was established as one of the Transitional Federal Institutions (TFIs) of government as defined in the Transitional Federal Charter (TFC) adopted in November 2004 by the Transitional Federal Parliament (TFP).
The Transitional Federal Government officially comprised the executive branch of government, with the TFP serving as the legislative branch. The government was headed by the President of Somalia, to whom the cabinet reported through the Prime Minister. However, it was also used as a general term to refer to all three branches collectively.
Backed by the United Nations, the African Union, as well as the United States, the TFG battled Al Shabaab insurgents to assume full control of the southern part of the country. By August 2011, the government and its AMISOM (African Union Mission in Somalia) allies managed to secure control over all of Mogadishu.
In June 2011, following the Kampala Accord, the mandates of the President, the Parliament Speaker, and Deputies were extended until August 2012.
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... In June 2008, following a letter from the Somalian Transitional Federal Government (TFG) to the President of the UN Security Council requesting assistance for the TFG's efforts to ... international support for Somalia's Transitional Federal Government as well as Puntland and other regional authorities in Somalia in creating counter-piracy special courts ... Resolution 1976 also encourages regional and federal actors to engage in more effective marine resource defence against illegal fishing and toxic waste dumping in areas under their jurisdiction ...
... the wake of the dismissal of Sharif Hassan Sheikh Adan, who was voted out by the Transitional Federal Parliament on January 17, 2007 because of his sympathetic support of the rival ... Mohamed Nuur "Madobe" was elected to the Speaker's position by the Transitional Federal Parliament (TFP) on January 31, 2007 and sworn in on February 3 ...
... The early 2000s saw the creation of fledgling interim federal administrations, with the Transitional National Government (TNG) established in 2000 followed by the formation of its successor the ... The Transitional Federal Government sought to reestablish its authority ... The government then relocated to Villa Somalia in the capital from its interim location in Baidoa ...
... at forming a more comprehensive national government was undertaken in Kenya ... The government moved to Jowhar and Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed was elected president by the Transitional Federal Parliament (TFP), bringing Puntland into the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) ... of the new Parliament, and the two latter leaders were even ministers of government ...
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