Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has begun the task of overseeing a nation often described as a ‘lawless country’ after being inaugurated as Somalia’s new president.
The African country has been mired in civil war for over two decades and ruled by UN-backed transitional governments since 2004.
Pledging to end terrorism and piracy, the former academic and activist will have a tough job on his hands dealing with tribal clans, corruption and the militant islamist group al Shabaab.
Mohamud has already survived an attempt on his life after suicide bombers attacked a hotel where he was attending a news conference last Wednesday.
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