Can Somalia’s new parliament rise to the challenge? | Inside Story

Somalia’s new parliament has been sworn in after more than a year of delay.
Clan leaders, civil society organisations and regional officials picked more than 270 MPs via a complex, indirect election.
There were disputes about a complex electoral process, as well as tensions between the Prime Minister and President.
Can the new MPs tackle the country’s challenges?

Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom

Guests:

Zainab Hassan – Founder and Executive Director, Somali Gender Equity Movement.

Afyare Elmi – Somali Political Scientist and Executive Director, Heritage Institute for Policy Studies.

Stig Jarle Hansen – Professor in International Relations, Norwegian University of Life Sciences.

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