No More Commuting

Somalia’s newly elected president welcomed a decision by the United States to send special forces to the Horn of Africa country again, amid fears that the al-Shabab terrorist group has grown even more powerful recently, the Voice of America reported. Earlier this week, the Biden administration...

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The Comeback Kid

Somalian lawmakers elected former President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as the country’s tenth president Monday, following a long-delayed vote as the Horn of Africa nation grapples with a major drought and an ongoing Islamist insurgency, CNN reported. Mohamud defeated outgoing President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed – also known...

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Back To Work

Somalia’s newly elected parliament convened for the first time Saturday, a few days after lawmakers were sworn in following a long-delayed voting process and a political struggle between the president and the prime minister, Africa News reported. Hundreds of lawmakers from both houses of parliament took...

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Waiting, and Waiting

Somalia again delayed its parliamentary elections set for next month, a move that risks further exacerbating the country’s situation amid budget issues, political infighting and an Islamist insurgency, Agence France-Presse reported over the weekend. The lower house of parliament election was set for Feb. 25 and would have...

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A Long, Crooked Road

Al-Shabab terrorists recently killed five people, including two children, in an attack in the Darussalam neighborhood in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, a newly developed district that has received much investment in recent years. The violence came on the heels of an al-Shabab suicide bomber blowing up...

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