Somali legislators of the lower house of parliament raise their hands to vote to extend President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed's term for another two years to let the country prepare for direct elections, in Mogadishu, Somalia, April 12, 2021. (Reuters Photo)
By Abdirashid Diriye Kalmoy
Graduate student and a teaching fellow at Sociology Department, Ibn Haldun University
April 15, 2021
Somalia, a country that is facing unprecedented security challenges, has entered uncharted waters. On April 12, the Somali parliament voted to extend its mandate and that of President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, also known as Farmajo, for two more years.
This has increased political tensions in the country, which were already simmering since Feb. 8 – when...