Somalia | Corruption allegations and security concerns threatened the vote
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/08/17, 01:06 pm
Somalia’s parliament has elected and sworn in Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo as the country’s new president. The election occurred amid corruption allegations and security threats.
Farmajo was declared the country’s president when incumbent President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud conceded after two rounds of voting.
“This victory is the beginning of the era of unity, the democracy of Somalia, and the beginning of the fight against corruption,” Farmajo said after taking the oath of office.