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[LIVE] Horn of Africa leaders join Somalia at President Farmajo's investiture

[LIVE] Horn of Africa leaders join Somalia at President Farmajo's investiture


Security is high in Somalia as the country witnesses the investiture of its 9th President, Mohammed Abdullahi Mohammed Farmajo.

The event is taking place at the secured Mogadishu International airport where his election took place weeks back.

Catch a playback of Ethiopian PM and Kenyan President’s address

Except for Eritrea, leaders of all Horn of Africa nations are present at the event. Ethiopian Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn; Omar Guelleh of Djibouti and Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta are all present.

The former President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud is also in attendance, he has been roundly hailed by the three presidents for overseeing an orderly transition of power after he lost the last polls.

President Farmajo’s speech: Highlights

  • Says his main priority is to focus on “Security, corruption & reconciliation”
  • The time Somalis are divided is over, the people need security.
  • Al-shabaab is the enemy of Somalians, they killed 34 people in a day
  • Promises to fight unemployment in the country, says he will visit all Somali regions.
  • Hits a migration note, says as a parent he feels for the parents who miss their children who try to leave the country through the sea.
  • Foreign policy will be based on respect and cooperation.

Djibouti President’s speech: Highlights

Ethiopian PM’s speech: Highlights

Kenyan President’s speech: Highlights

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