MOGADISHU (HOL)---Days after Somalia’s government and parliament have jointly declared the country would not be able to hold popular elections in 2016, the United Nations envoy to Somalia has dismissed potential term extension for the country’s leaders as unacceptable.
The president of Somalia has told VOA that his government will not hold popular elections next year, due to continuing insecurity in the country.
Mogadishu (AFP) - War-torn Somalia will not be able to hold full elections due next year, lawmakers said Tuesday, although it remained unclear whether some kind of voting process would still be held.
MOGADISHU (HOL) ----Somalia’s government has identified the suspect who carried out a truck suicide bombing on an upscale hotel in the Somali capital that killed at least 20 people on Sunday as a naturalized Somali-German.
MOGADISHU (HOL) ---A suicide car bomber killed at least 20 people when he rammed his explosives-laden vehicle into the wall of the hotel, police said.
MOGADISHU (HOL) ---A Somali lawmaker was shot dead in a drive-by shooting in the Somali capital Saturday, the latest in series of infrequent attacks targeting the country’s legislative body members, officials said.
U.S. President Barack Obama has begun a two-country tour of Africa focused on deepening economic and security partnerships with the continent and its people after landing Friday in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi.