Somalia’s Mohamed Farmaajo defends shock term limit extension

Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo

Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo. Somalia's Parliament has passed a motion to extend his mandate by  two years.

Photo credit: Yasuyoshi Chiba | AFP

What you need to know:

  • The Somali President says he understands his country needs external support to prosper, as long as it doesn’t amount to interfering.

President Mohamed Farmaajo of Somalia has gone on a charm offensive to blunt opposition to his controversial term extension on last Monday, even as he seeks more allies to negate a possibility of international isolation.

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