19FortyFive: Somalia Is Headed Towards Another Tragic Collapse
After more than $50 billion in foreign assistance, much U.S. provided, Somalia now faces its worst crisis since its collapse 30 years ago.
It has now been a week-and-a-half since President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo’s four-year-term presidential term ended.
Plans for elections collapsed after Farmajo (and U.S. Ambassador Donald Yamamoto) sought to stack the process.
Opposition politicians balked. While Farmajo has refused to step down, a dwindling number of Somalis accept his legitimacy.
Wardheer News, one of Somalia’s leading and most reputable news sites, explained, “Farmajo not only failed to satisfy the oath of the office which compels to hold election prior to his term but…failed to carry out consultation with the opposition groups for the possible establishment of an agreed interim administration until a new parliament and a president is elected.”
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WNU Editor: Tens of billions in assistance. And for what?
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