At an airport and under heavy security.. Election of a new president for Somalia

Mahmoud, 66, who ruled Somalia from 2012 to 2017, defeated current president, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, by 214 votes to 110 in a third runoff election, the result of which was confirmed near midnight. “We have to move forward and we need no grudges. No revenge,” Mahmoud said in a speech from the airport complex in … Read more

Somalia elects Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as new president | News

Somali lawmakers have elected former leader Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as the country’s next president, following highly anticipated elections on Sunday in the ravaged country in the Horn of Africa. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, who served as Somalia’s president from 2012 to 2017, won the match in the capital, Mogadishu, amid a security lockdown imposed by the … Read more

Somali lawmakers elected president voted out 5 years ago

African Union peacekeepers from Uganda provide security as Somali lawmakers arrive to vote in presidential elections, at the Halane military camp in Mogadishu, Somalia on Sunday, May 15, 2022. Lawmakers in Somalia meet on Sunday to announce the country’s president in the capital, Mogadishu, which will conclude with measures to prevent deadly militant attacks. (AP … Read more

Can elections lead to stability in Somalia? † elections

Video duration 25 minutes 00 seconds 25:00 By: Inside Story Somalia’s long-delayed presidential election is set to take place on Sunday. After more than a year of delays, violence and uncertainty, Somalia is ready to vote for its next president. The original plan was to hold elections with one person and one vote for the … Read more

Al Shabaab militants storm African Union base in Somalia, killing several

Issued on: 04/05/2022 – 00:46 Al-Shabaab jihadists armed with rifles and explosives stormed an African Union base in Somalia on Tuesday, sparking a fierce firefight that killed an unknown number of Burundian peacekeepers. The Somali government and the African Union condemned the “terrorist” attack, though they did not disclose how many people were killed. A … Read more

Somalia: Parliament elects new speaker after security conflict | Election news

A power struggle between the Prime Minister and the President has contributed to Somalia’s delayed electoral process. Somali lawmakers have elected a new parliament speaker after a tense standoff between African Union peacekeepers and police, underscoring bitter divisions within the country’s security forces, exacerbated by postponed elections. On Wednesday, police loyal to President Mohamed Abdullahi … Read more

Six killed in explosion at restaurant in Mogadishu | News

Somalia’s police chief and lawmakers were in the restaurant at the time of the attack, but were unharmed. Six people have been killed in an explosion at a beach restaurant in Mogadishu, where the Somali police chief and lawmakers lived at the time. Government officials were unharmed in Friday’s explosion, which sparked a fire in … Read more

Somalia swears in lawmakers in step to choosing new leader

Somalia on Thursday inaugurated 290 new lawmakers, bringing the country a step closer to completing a prolonged electoral process marred by alleged corruption and irregularities by OMAR FARUK Associated Press April 14, 2022, 4:18 PM † 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article MOGADISHU, Somalia — Somalia on Thursday inaugurated 290 new … Read more

10 killed in suspected suicide bombing in Somalia city

MOGADISHU: Ten people including local government officials were killed in a suspected suicide bombing in a restaurant in the central Somalia town of Beledweyne on Saturday, police and witnesses said. Sixteen civilians were also wounded, local police officer Mohamud Hassan told AFP by phone. “This was the deadliest attack I can recall in this town,” … Read more

UN: Hunger crisis threatens half of Somalia’s young children | news

Malnutrition has reached crisis levels, UNICEF senior official says, calling on the international community to act. Severe drought risks pushing nearly half of Somali children under five into acute malnutrition this year, with hundreds of thousands needing life-saving treatment, according to the United Nations, which called for urgent action. “Malnutrition has reached crisis levels,” Victor … Read more