Somalia: The Daunting Regional Issues task for President Farmajo


L -R President Farmajo shares a moment with Kenyas President Uhuru during Farmajos inauguration in Mogadishu

Somalilandsun- Though Eruptions of joy across the Somali-speaking Horn of Africa greeted the election of President Mohammed Abdullahi Farmajo, but to deliver a cure for Somalia’s chronic ills he will need to counter distrust in neighbouring Ethiopia and Kenya and win support from the African Union.

This is per commentary published by The International Crisis Group published on 22 February 2017 in which the writers Zakaria Yusuf and Abdul Khalif argue that the recently elected President Farmajo must first manage huge expectations and then address delicate relations with neighboring Ethiopia and Kenya in their piece titled “The Regional Risks to Somalia’s Moment of Hope.”