SOMALI PRESIDENT ROLLS BACK PLANS TO EXTEND HIS TERM
Written by wave FM on April 29, 2021
Somalia’s president has moved to ease tensions in the capital, Mogadishu, by calling for fresh presidential polls.
MOHAMED ABDULLAHI MOHAMED, better known by his nickname FARMAJO, said he will no longer seek a two-year extension to his term in office.
He had controversially approved the move last week after disagreements over how to hold elections.
But it provoked three days of clashes in Mogadishu between rival factions of the security forces.
Edited by Chinwendu Nwani