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AU appoints ex-Ghanaian president, John Mahama as its High representative to Somalia

By Kalu Nwokoro Idika

As part of effort to restore political stability in the war torn Somalia nation, African Union has appointed former Ghanaian president, John Mahama as its High representative to Somalia.

John has been saddled with the responsibility of resolving the dire political crisis which has ripped the country into pieces.

In a statement today, the AU said Mahama will ensure there is “a mutually acceptable compromise towards an all-encompassing resolution for the holding of Somali elections in the shortest possible time.”

Tension in Somalia has heightened in recent weeks, following a resolution to extend the term of incumbent president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed by two years.

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