Why has Somalia’s president extended his mandate?

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Friday April 16, 2021

Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed said he is staying in office for two more years.

 

 

Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has signed a controversial law extending his mandate for two years.

 

The president’s four-year term expired in February, but on Monday, the lower house of parliament voted to extend it.

Presenter: Sami Zeidan

Guests:

Zakaria Haji Abdi – member of parliament and former minister of information

Hodan Ali – aid and development expert

Afyare Elmi – associate professor of security studies at Qatar University