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Why Somalia Rejected John Mahama’s Appointment As AU Envoy

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The former president of the Republic of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama has been rejected by Somalia as the African Union (AU) representative to mediate a political impasse between Kenya and Somalia for a couple of reasons.

The reasons for rejecting the presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the 2020 general elections have been given by the Somalia’s Foreign and International Cooperation Minister, Mohamed Abdirazak.

According to him, John Mahama has close ties with Kenya, thus, he suspects the former head of state of being partial towards fostering peace and unity in the mediation process.

In addition to that, the Foreign Minister explained further that, John Mahama’s background was not duly checked before appointing him to that position by the AU. Meanwhile, the AU has thrown their full support behind Mr. Mahama on his new role.

Ghana’s former president, John Mahama was on Saturday appointed by the AU as the High Representative of African Union. He will work closely with Amisom to foster peace and unity between Kenya and Somalia.


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