Can Somalia’s New President Fix Its Myriad Problems?

by admin | Friday, Feb 17, 2017

Earlier this month, Somalia’s parliament selected Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, a former prime minister, to be the country’s new president.

Mohamed, known by his nickname, “Farmajo,” is popular among the army and is well-liked by the general public for his efforts to tackle corruption during his time as prime minister.

In an email interview, Ken Menkhaus, a professor at Davidson College, discusses politics in Somalia.


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