Somali president extends presidential and parliament terms for two years

By Jenny Ese Obukohwo, 15 April
President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo of Somalia (photo credit: AMISOM Public Information/flickr)
President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo of Somalia (photo credit: AMISOM Public Information/flickr)
Somalia’s president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has signed a controversial law extending his mandate for another two years, despite threats of sanctions from the international community. State broadcaster Radio Mogadishu said the president, better known by his nickname Farmajo, had “signed into law the special resolution guiding the elections of the country after it was unanimously passed by parliament”. [...] A coalition of opposition presidential candidates said in a joint statement that the decision was “a threat to the stability, peace and unity” of the country.
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