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President of Ethiopia’s Somali region hands over power

The Minister for Information for the Somali region of Ethiopia Idris Ismail has confirmed that regional President Abdi Mohamud Omar has handed over power and has agreed to step down.


President Abdi Mohomud Omar. Photo: Idil News

This follows days of tension in the Somali region as the Federal Military were deployed to the region.

It’s believed that he has been pressured by the federal government to step down following protests and fighting between Somali and Oromo communities.

Reports say that more federal troops have been deployed to the regional capital, Jigjiga .


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