ISSUED ULTIMATUM: Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo

Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has declared war against al-Shabaab but also given the militants 60 days to surrender.

A dual US-Somali citizen, Abdullahi Farmajo was elected President in February this year, replacing Hassan Sheikh Mohamed.

Supported by the African Union Mission (Amisom) peacekeeping troops from Uganda, Kenya and Burundi, the governments of Sheikh Mohamed and Mohamed Abdullahi have engaged in a deadly war with the Al Shabaab militants that has caused tens of thousands of deaths.

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