Famine will occur in parts of Somalia between October and December, the United Nations warned this week, as drought worsens and global food prices hit record highs. Somalia...Read more
Mohamed Farmaajo, 60, should have been the hope of Somalia. Instead, he became the symbol of a broken country: unable to complete an election in time and whose office stay only pleased him.
But it was never like this. For a man named after cheese, he represented Somalia’s recent trend: Educated sons returning to Somalia after years abroad to try and rebuild their country.
In February 2017, after spending months campaigning and lobbying from his Nairobi office, Farmaajo surprised many when he won an election. At the time, his only prominence in Somali politics had been that...
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