AU appoints Ghana ex-President John Mahama as envoy to Somalia

John Dramani Mahama

John Dramani Mahama, the then President of  Ghana, addresses the UN General Assembly Debate on September 21, 2016 at the United Nations in New York. 

Photo credit: Don Emmert | AFP

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The appointment comes just days after a special envoy from the office of the Qatar Foreign minister, Mutlaq bin Majed Al-Qahtani, was sent to Somalia to engage with the country's political rivals.

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