Somalia: Partners Plead for Compromise over Elections

Somalia: Partners Plead for Compromise over Elections

MOGADISHU, 7 April 2021 – Somalia’s international partners are pleading with the country’s president and regional leaders to compromise in order to allow elections to take place as soon as possible. Appeals have been made, among others, by the United...
Somalia: Appeals to End Election Deadlock

Somalia: Appeals to End Election Deadlock

MOGADISHU, 24 March 2021 – The United Nations, the African Union, and several Western powers have called on Somali leaders to pursue talks until they break the deadlock over delayed elections. Several European nations joined Canada, the United States, the African...
Somaliland: Vice-President has COVID-19

Somaliland: Vice-President has COVID-19

HARGEISA, 16 March 2021 – The Vice-President of the Somali breakaway republic of Somaliland, Abdirahman Ismail Saylici has tested positive for the new coronavirus, a post, Monday, on Twitter says. “I would like to inform the people of Somaliland that I have been...
Somalia: Opposition Postpones Street Protests

Somalia: Opposition Postpones Street Protests

MOGADISHU, 27 February 2021 – Somali opposition presidential hopefuls have postponed for at least one week, rallies to protest delayed presidential elections. The rallies were initially scheduled to hold this weekend in the capital, Mogadishu. They will now be held...
Somalia: Gunfire Rocks Mogadishu Amidst Protests

Somalia: Gunfire Rocks Mogadishu Amidst Protests

MOGADISHU, 19 February 2021 – Heavy gunfire, blasts and explosions rocked the Somali capital, Mogadishu, Friday as opposition leaders defied a ban on public gatherings to protest delayed elections. The term of President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, popularly known as...
Somalia: Efforts to Hold Elections

Somalia: Efforts to Hold Elections

MOGADISHU, 12 February 2021 – Somalia’s President Abdullahi Farmaajo has called a meeting for Monday next week to resolve the impasse over elections in the country. President Farmaajo’s office tweeted Wednesday to confirm the meeting expected to hold in Garowe,...
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