The growing rift between the top government officials not only worsens division and mistrust but also threatens the fragile state-building process in Somalia.
Somalia's PM Mohamed Hussein Roble and regional state presidents sign agreement to allow elections within 60 days after a deadlock that had held them up for months.
Gunfire erupted in the Somalian capital Mogadishu as tensions spiked over President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed's extended stay in power, after his four-year term expired in February before fresh presidential elections were held.
An opposition alliance says it will reject any attempts to extend the term of President Mohamed, recommending setting up a council to govern and elect Somalia’s next leader.
Somalia, which has had only limited central government since 1991, is trying to rebuild with the help of the United Nations.
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