Years of hard-fought gains made by the Somali people in order to bring peace and stability back into their country and defeat the al-Shabab terrorist group are now threatened by President Mohammed Abdullahi, commonly known as Farmaajo, to stay in power illegally after his mandate expired on February 8th, 2021. Opposition leaders are declaring that they no longer recognize him as a legitimate President. At the moment, Somalia is at the crossroads of either going back into civil war or falling back in the hands of al-Shabab. Therefore, before it’s too late, the international community should intervene.
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Analyst – Counter Terrorism – Africa Desk (Somalia)