New president of Somalia installed

New president of Somalia installed

Photo: AFP

Somalia has Wednesday after elections, a new president installed. It is a former diplomat and prime minister Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, who is also a U.s. citizen.

In honor of the new president were gunshots fired through the capital. “This is a victory for Somalia and the Somalis,” said the Farmajo.

The new president was in 1962, born of the influential clan Marehan. In the eighties he went to the United States.

He worked in the Somali embassy in Washington, and he studied history and political science in the American Buffalo from 1989 to 1993. In those years, plunged the state in Somalia, together with the dictatorship of Siad Barre (1919-1995).

Somalia after more than a quarter of a century of war and anarchy still torn, without a government who has authority over the whole of the country.

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