Country Risk

Growing opposition against Somalia’s president stemming from clan disputes will undermine security sector reform and oil exploration

02 October 2017


IHS Markit sources reported on 1 October that members of Somalia’s parliament were preparing to conduct a ‘no-confidence’ vote against Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire.

The move is motivated by opposition to President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed’s decision on 28 August to extradite Abdikarim Muse, a Somali national, to Ethiopia. Abdikarim was allegedly a member of an Ethiopian anti-government militia group. The extradition is unpopular with Mohamed’s supporters, who elected him in February 2017 due primarily to his anti-Ethiopian stance.

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