East African Opinion

EDITORIAL: Farmaajo’s flip flop is a band-aid, saves situation for now

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By The EastAfrican

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Calm was returning to Mogadishu after President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo backpedalled on his bid to defer elections by two years. He ruffled the roost on April 12, when he endorsed a resolution by the Lower House of Parliament to extend his and MPs’ tenure by two years.

Violent protests erupted in Mogadishu last weekend to denounce the move. They were organised by his archrival, former president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, who lost to Farmaajo in 2017. Hassan Sheikh…

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