MOGADISHU, Somalia - Somalia's President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud seized the inauguration opportunity to address a number of issues affecting the Horn of Africa nation, with security, economy, and reconciliation featuring prominently in his speech on Thursday.
The occasion brought together Kenya's President Uhuru Kenya, Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, and Djibouti's Ismail Omar Guelleh, an indication of a new chapter for the country. For three decades, Somalia has struggled with instability following the resurgence of Al-Shabaab.
In his speech, Mohamud, who is now serving a second term as president, insisted on true, wide reconciliation among Somalis; applauded...
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