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President Guelleh
By MGoth On Friday, February 22nd, 2013
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Djibouti president’s control of parliament at stake in election

DJIBOUTI (Reuters) – Djibouti’s leader Could lose control of parliament for the first time in a legislative election on Friday, raising the risk of political paralysis in a Red Sea ally of the West’s More...

Veteran Somali politician Mohamed Osman Jawari looks on August 26, 2012 in Mogadishu during his candidacy, before being elected as the speaker of Somalia's new parliament.
By Sahra Farah On Friday, December 28th, 2012
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Lawmakers in Somalia reject 2013 budget bill

The Somali Parliament has rejected the country’s budget after a series of debates. The budget has already sparked intense debates among members of parliament and was postponed on several occasions. Parliament More...

Somalia's President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud (R) and Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi pose for photographs before addressing a joint news conference in Mogadishu November 14, 2012.
REUTERS/Omar Faruk
By Qalinle Hussein On Thursday, November 15th, 2012
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Iran to open Somali embassy, Turkey rebuilds parliament

Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud (R) and Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi pose for photographs before addressing a joint news conference in Mogadishu November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Faruk Iran More...

Veteran Somali politician Mohamed Osman Jawari looks on August 26, 2012 in Mogadishu during his candidacy, before being elected as the speaker of Somalia's new parliament.
By Qalinle Hussein On Tuesday, November 13th, 2012
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Somali Parliament approves cabinet

Veteran Somali politician Mohamed Osman Jawari looks on August 26, 2012 in Mogadishu during his candidacy, before being elected as the speaker of Somalia’s new parliament. Somalia’s new parliament endorsed More...

Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman visits Mogadishu
By Qalinle Hussein On Monday, November 5th, 2012
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Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman’s Travel to Somalia

On November 4, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman visited Mogadishu, Somalia to meet with Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mahamud, Speaker of the Federal Parliament Mohammed Osman Jawari, More...

New Somali President
By Qalinle Hussein On Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
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Appointment of New President Signals Change and Challenges

ON MONDAY, Somalia lived up to its track record for never re-electing an incumbent leader. President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed lost to a political newcomer, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, in a landslide victory that represented More...

Somalia's new president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud after being elected by MPs. Photograph: Farah Abdi Warsameh/AP
By Qalinle Hussein On Monday, September 10th, 2012
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Somalia chooses new leader in presidential elections

Somalia’s new president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud after being elected by MPs. Photograph: Farah Abdi Warsameh/AP MOGADISHU — Celebratory gunfire erupted in Mogadishu on Monday night after Hassan Sheikh Mohamud More...

President Sheikh Sharif visits Rwanda
By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, September 9th, 2012
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Somalia to elect new president amid fraud fears

MOGADISHU — Members of parliament in Somalia will vote for a new president today in the first vote of its kind in decades amid fears that the historic election will be rigged and do little to alter the political More...

Somali Parliament building in Mogadishu
By Qalinle Hussein On Monday, August 20th, 2012
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Somalia’s first parliament in 21 years inaugurated

Hopes for fresh start after civil war as MPs sworn in tainted by fears that president will not give up power MOGADISHU — A dusty seaside car park with black folding chairs was the makeshift setting on Monday More...

swearing in ceremony for the 223 MPS inside a compound at mogadishu airport
By goth Mohamed On Monday, August 20th, 2012
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Somalia: Somali parliament to meet but presidential election delayed

MOGADISHU (AFP) – War-torn Somalia’s new parliament was due to convene for the first time Monday in the latest bid to end two decades of instability, but the election of a president has been delayed, More...

Somali parliament got renovated this year by Turkish aid agencies and is ready for the first sitting after 21 years
By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, August 18th, 2012
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Somali Parliament To Hold First Session After Eid

The photo shows the destroyed Somali parliament building in 2010, which sits on hilltop in Mogadishu. It got renovated this year by Turkish aid agencies and is ready for the first sitting after 21 years. MOGADISHU More...

Ahmed Ismail Samatar
By Qalinle Hussein On Friday, August 17th, 2012
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Somalia: Technical Selection Committee approves 202 parliamentarians

MOGADISHU — Somalia’s political transition process has received a shot in the arm after the Technical Selection Committee (TSC) approved more than 70 percent of Members of Parliament. An arbitration More...

Excitement as election fever grips Somali capital Mogadishu
By Qalinle Hussein On Friday, August 17th, 2012
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Somalia: Election fever replaces al-Qaeda in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU — As date for the presidential vote on Aug 20 draws ever more closer and political activities in the city intensifies with campaigning by the burgeoning number of presidential aspirants builds up, More...

Somalia's Presidential candidate Dr Said Essa Mohamud
By Qalinle Hussein On Tuesday, August 14th, 2012
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Somalia’s presidential candidates, the full list

Somalia’s Presidential candidate Dr Said Issa Mohamud MOGADISHU — Somalia released a list of more than 21 candidates who have qualified to run in this month’s presidential election, including incumbent More...

Somali delegates read the book of the constitution during the National Constituent Assembly meeting in Mogadishu. A special assembly is tasked with voting on a new constitution for war-torn Somalia as the corruption-riddled government approaches the end of its mandate next month. (Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images)
By Qalinle Hussein On Thursday, August 2nd, 2012
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Somalia: Progress on a Constitution

Somali delegates read the book of the constitution during the National Constituent Assembly meeting in Mogadishu.(Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images) MOGADISHU — Delegates agreed Wednesday to a new draft constitution More...

Somali women
By Sahra Farah On Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
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PRESS RELEASE: Somali Women Circle Network urges Somali leaders to respect new Constitution

Press Release 1st of August, 2012 Wednesday, July 25, 2012, the Somalia’s National Constitution Assembly (NCA), composed of 825 delegates, convened in Mogadishu, Somali, to review and make recommendations about More...

Their fascinating new title is “Signatories”, or “Stakeholders”, or “Principles” of the Roadmap.
By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, July 1st, 2012
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SOMALIA: Phony Constitution crafted through UN rigged process

BY MOHAMED M. ULUSO On June 22, 2012 the Somali Roadmap (the process for ending the Transition) Signatories (SRS)-(the gang of six) [1] signed documents prepared by the Office of the United Nations Political Office More...

Somalia's Presidential candidate Dr Said Essa Mohamud
By Qalinle Hussein On Monday, June 25th, 2012
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SOMALIA: First presidential candidate campaigns outside Mogadishu

MOGADISHU — Somalia’s presidential hopeful and People’s Party of Somalia (PPS) chairman, Dr. Saeed Issa Mohamud officially kicked-off his campaign on Friday appealing to elders to replace President More...

Sharif Sakiin war
By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, June 10th, 2012
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VIDEO: Fistfight erupts in Istanbul Conference on Somalia

DUBAI — A video footage has emerged on the internet of Somali lawmakers engaged in a fierce fistfight and shoving during last week’s Istanbul Conference on Somalia. The fighting erupted when a female More...

Somalia's parliament, May 2012
By Hassan Ali On Thursday, May 24th, 2012
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Somalia Set to End Failed State Status

Photo: Reconstruction begins at Somalia’s parliament, May 2012 (VOA) ADDIS ABABA — Somalia’s main political entities have ended three days of often-heated talks, saying they remain committed to More...