Security Council calls on Somali parties to address political challenges amid latest election delay

Regretting an extension to the 2016 electoral process in Somalia announced by the country’s electoral body, the United Nations Security Council has called on all parties in the country to upload their commitments on the elections and to come to an agreement on the remaining political challenges without further delay.

UN and Africa: focus on Timbuktu, Somalia and SDGs

Welcome for ruling against Mali's Timbuktu desecrator

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Latest Somali election delay raises risks of manipulation, more delays – senior UN official

A new delay in Somalia’s elections is a matter of “immediate concern,” raising fears that the process is being politically manipulated and that the latest postponement may only be one of yet further rolling delays, the top United Nations official in the long-troubled East African country warned today.

Somalia readying for extraordinary electoral process

The upcoming electoral process in Somalia could mark a watershed moment for the country, the Security Council heard on Tuesday.

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