Thursday, September 16, 2021
This will complicate the final steps to electing a new government before the end of the year.
- The crisis will badly damage Farmajo’s battered reputation ahead of parliament’s vote for president, even if bribes can still sway votes.
- There is a real risk of spillover into violent conflict, particularly in Mogadishu.
- The outcome of the power struggle will significantly impact the prospects for meaningful justice for a disappeared intelligence officer.