Author: Abdifatah Ali Bakaal

Abdifatah Ali Bakaal - Communication practitioner and Law student, University of Nairobi.

President Farmaajo rode on a populist upsurge. He appealed to voters fed up with a broken system, a state captured by war profiteers and a neoliberal order that was not rightly in sync with the people. He spoke to the anxieties of a society transiting from a dangerous era of warlordism to a representative democracy based on federalism. He preached about sovereignty by returning Somalia to its glory days. Clearly, four years later it’s discernible that he meant the dark days of Siad Bare military dictatorship or the bloody civil wars. OPINION: President Farmaajo preached about sovereignty by returning Somalia…

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