Somalia

Somalia: UN envoy condemns terrorist attack on Mogadishu hotel

The United Nations envoy in Somalia has spoken out against the bombing yesterday of a hotel in the capital, Mogadishu, that killed at least 13 people and injured more than 20.

Security Council expresses ‘regret’ over postponed electoral process in Somalia

The United Nations Security Council today expressed regret over a postponed timeline for this year’s parliamentary and presidential elections in Somalia, calling on all stakeholders to follow the revised 2016 electoral calendar “without further delay.”

Ban welcomes election timetable in Somalia, says ‘milestone’ process must be fair and transparent

Welcoming today the announcement by Somalia of a timetable for the 2016 electoral process, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon noted that process for the upcoming polls, which sets October for presidential elections, is an important milestone in the country’s journey towards democracy.

Somalia elections to be more inclusive

Elections this year in Somalia represent “a very unique moment” in the country’s political history, according to the senior UN official there.

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