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Is Somalia on the brink of a new conflict? | Inside Story

Al Jazeera, 30 Apr 2021
Somalia's president has backed down from extending his term by two years.

Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo has called for preparations to hold delayed elections.

But he and his opponents haven't been able to agree on how that vote should go ahead.

Rival factions have been fighting in the capital, Mogadishu, and Al Shabab is seizing the opportunity to extend its grip.

Could the political instability spark a new conflict?

Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom

Guests:

Abdirahman Ibbi - Somali Member of Parliament.

Hodan Ali - Co-Founder, LeadNow.

Jihan Abdullahi Hassan - Former Director General of Somalia's Defence Ministry.


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