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Vol 63 No 3

Published 3rd February 2022


The on-off elections are back on

Western officials banged heads together in Mogadishu to forestall more clashes and force agreement. Polling should now end by 25 February

The country has stepped back from the brink once more as the tension eased between President Mohamed Abdullah Mohamed 'Farmajo' and the man he suspended as prime minister, Mohamed Hussein Roble, on 26 December. After standing to one side, western powers, in the shape of United States Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Molly Phee, and Britain's Minister for Africa, Vicky Ford, sent an unequivocal message to get on with the elections.

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