NAIROBI - The International Crisis Group says Somalia is getting behind schedule on conducting parliamentary and presidential elections. The Brussels-based research organization says the process is threatened by disagreements and the lack of a mechanism to handle disputed election results. It’s calling for term extensions to avoid political conflict.
MOGADISHU (Somaliguardian) – Former Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire announced his presidential bid for Somalia elections in 2020, 50 days after he was ousted by parliament in a no-confidence vote following a long-standing dispute with the incumbent President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo.
Somalia joins the league of country’s that cannot hold elections – not because of the coronavirus as in the case of Ethiopia but because of preparatory challenges, the elections chief has disclosed.
Al menos cinco supuestos miembros del grupo yihadista Al Shabaab murieron el martes en un nuevo bombardeo ejecutado por el Ejército de Estados Unidos cerca de la ciudad de Janale, situada al sur de la capital, Mogadiscio.
Los gobiernos de Somalia y Kenia han acordado este jueves crear un comité conjunto para intentar rebajar las recientes tensiones en la frontera, un día después de que Nairobi denunciara una violación de su soberanía por parte del Ejército del país vecino.
MOGADISHU, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has reiterated its commitment to ensuring that Somalia holds peaceful parliamentary and presidential elections in 2020/2021.
Augustine Magnus Kailie, AMISOM police commissioner told members of the civil society, political party representatives and the National Independent Electoral Commission (NIEC) on Friday evening that AMISOM, in partnership with key Somali stakeholders, was ready to secure the upcoming one-person-one-vote elections so that the process is free and fair.
El presidente de la Asamblea Nacional de Kuwait, Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim, envió hoy jueves dos telegramas de condolenciasde al Presidente de la Cámara de los Comunes, Mohamed Sheikh Abdulrahman, y al presidente del Consejo Federal, Abdi Abdullah, en los que expresó sus sinceras condolencias por las víctimas del atentado terrorista, que tuvo como objetivo un puesto de control en la capital Mogadiscio.
Cinq personnes au moins, dont un vice-ministre du gouvernement somalien, ont été tuées dans une attaque lancée samedi par les insurgés islamistes shebab contre un complexe administratif de la capitale Mogadiscio.
« J’ai vu les cadavres de quatre personnes, l’un d’eux en uniforme de la police », a dit à l’AFP un témoin, Abdulahi Mohamed. Le sénateur Ilyas Ali Hassan a ajouté que le vice-ministre du Travail et des Affaires sociales, Saqar Ibrahim Abdalla, avait également été tué.
Why is there so much excitement around the former prime minister's surprise appointment as Somalia's new president?
On 8 February, the protracted Somalia elections finally came to an end to widespread celebrations and surprise as Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo was appointed as the new president.
Somalia has elected new president Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo in an indirect selection process. Work towards one-person-one-vote elections must begin right away.
Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed’s victory prompts celebrations and the hope that he can get to grips with Somalia’s multiple challenges
Celebrations have erupted on the streets of Somalia after parliamentarians elected a new president, with crowds chanting songs and firing automatic weapons into the night sky.
The election of Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, a 55-year-old former prime minister and dual US-Somali national with a reputation for independence and competence, has raised the hopes of millions of people in the poor and violent east African state.
El exprimer ministro de Somalia, Mohamed Adbullahi Farmaajo, ha sido elegido nuevo presidente del país en las elecciones llevadas a cabo hoy en la capital, Mogadiscio, según ha informado la agencia Efe. La Asamblea Nacional le ha designado como nuevo dirigente del país con 184 votos, sustituyendo al presidente de transición, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, quien ha recibido 97 votos durante la segunda ronda de votaciones.
L’ex primo ministro Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo è stato eletto presidente della Somalia. I candidati erano una ventina e tra loro c’era anche il presidente uscente Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, che ha riconosciuto la vittoria del rivale al secondo turno, rinunciando al ballottaggio. I parlamentari somali hanno votato all´aeroporto di Mogadiscio, ritenuto il luogo più sicuro della città. Martedì 7 febbraio la capitale somala era stata colpita da diversi attacchi organizzati dai militanti di Al Shabaab
Mogadishu and surrounding areas are on lockdown after increase in al-Shabab attacks in lead-up to election.
Somalia's capital is on lockdown a day before the parliament meets to elect a new president, with ongoing security concerns and warnings of famine expected to top the agenda for the incoming administration.
Roads in Mogadishu were closed, businesses asked to shut, and schools and universities gave students a two-day break.
Somalia is heading to the polls on Wednesday to pick a president in an electoral process that has been marred by allegations of corruption and intimidation.
President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, who came to power in 2012, is seeking a second four-year term.
Twenty-four candidates are in the running.
Presidential hopefuls on Monday held for the first time a televised debate which was dominated by pledges to fight corruption as well as plans on how to tackle insecurity and the armed group al-Shabab.
In the run up to the Somalia’s presidential election slated for February 8th 2017, I am afraid we would have more of the same as in previous elections: greed, selfish interest, and unqualified pack of candidates, with the exception of perhaps one candidate.
The Somalia presidential electoral committee has cleared 24 candidates to vie for the top seat.
The committee, composed of members of the Lower and Upper houses, also announced that the election will take place in Mogadishu on February 8.
The candidates include incumbent President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud, Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke, former transitional president Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed and former transitional PM Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo.