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Somalia

Somalia

Population: 14.74 mn.
GDP: $7.37 bn.
Debt: $2.96 bn.

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Money prompts an about-turn on elections

Along with military threats, a hostile vote in parliament, the loss of foreign finances convinced President Mohamed to change his strategy

The threat of the World Bank, the European Union and the United States pulling the plug on funding appears to have forced President Mohamed Abdullah Mohamed 'Farmajo' to backtrack ...

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Battle lines in the capital

President Farmajo refuses to leave office at the end of his term and the opposition has taken to the streets

If President Mohamed Abdullah Mohamed 'Farmajo' does not meet the opposition protesting his authoritarianism half-way, there are fears that splits in the security forces could lead...


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International crisis meetings over election impasse and growing violence

Officials concerned at President Farmajo's position on voting delays and signs that growing opposition protests against his rule will fuel more violence

United Nations Security Council (UNSC) members will discuss the situation in Somalia at a video-conference on Monday (22 February), after gunfire broke out in Mogadishu on Friday w...

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Questions grow over timing and credibility of elections

President 'Farmajo' tries to mend fences in the region after another spate of attacks

At least nine people were killed on 31 January when a car bomb exploded outside Hotel Afrik in central Mogadishu, followed by a shootout between Al Shabaab fighters and government ...

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Voting may not bring peace

When elections are over, oil and gas are likely to move centre-stage, and the changing geopolitical context will have deep effects

No Somali election passes without conflict. The hardening stances of the government and its opponents caused first delays in selecting new members of parliament, and then argument ...


Testing time for elections

The opposition is furious with the dual role of the secret police chief as Farmajo's campaign manager and monitor of election candidates

After months of haggling and bitter verbal conflict, parliamentary elections should take place next month, followed by the presidential election in February. Yet it is becoming inc...


The long arm of Addis

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is known for tolerating little dissent in his cabinet, but less well known for being able to decide the fate of ministers in other countries' cabinets. Th...


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