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Somalia Elects New President

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On 8 February, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo was elected Somali’s new president, in the second presidential election to take place in the Horn of Africa nation since 1991. The election was held amidst tight security due to ongoing security threats by al-Shabaab.

Below is a timeline of developments over the past 25 years in the war-torn country:

President Barre deposed, chaos ensues

New Government Barred from Mogadishu

Al-Shabaab Emerges and Joins al-Qaeda

Parliamentary and Presidential Elections

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