Is Somalia on the brink of a new conflict? | Inside Story

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    Somalia’s president has backed down from extending his term by two years.

    Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo has called for preparations to hold delayed elections.

    But he and his opponents haven’t been able to agree on how that vote should go ahead.

    Rival factions have been fighting in the capital, Mogadishu, and Al Shabab is seizing the opportunity to extend its grip.

    Could the political instability spark a new conflict?

    Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom

    Guests:

    Abdirahman Ibbi – Somali Member of Parliament.

    Hodan Ali – Co-Founder, LeadNow.

    Jihan Abdullahi Hassan – Former Director General of Somalia’s Defence Ministry.

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    In This Story: Somalia

    Somalia, officially the Federal Republic of Somalia is a sovereign country in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Ethiopia to the west, Djibouti to the northwest, the Gulf of Aden to the north, the Indian Ocean to the east, and Kenya to the southwest. Somalia has the longest coastline on Africa’s mainland.

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