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UN envoy urges Somalia's new leaders to tackle urgent issues

May. 23, 2022 21:19 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Somalia urged the country Monday to build on last week's election of a new president and work on national reconciliation, improve relations between the central government and states, and confront the growing threat from the al-Shabab extremist group. ...

Somali lawmakers elect president voted out 5 years ago

May. 15, 2022 19:30 PM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A former Somali president voted out of power in 2017 has been returned to the nation's top office after defeating the incumbent leader in a protracted contest decided by legislators in a third round of voting late Sunday. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, who served...

Somalia set to elect new president amid growing insecurity

May. 12, 2022 05:15 AM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia is set to hold its long-delayed presidential vote on Sunday, ending the convoluted electoral process that raised tensions in the country when the president's term expired last year without a successor in place. Authorities have registered 39...

Somalia swears in lawmakers as UN warns of famine

Apr. 14, 2022 18:26 PM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia on Thursday inaugurated 290 new lawmakers, bringing the country a step closer to completing a prolonged electoral process marred by alleged corruption and irregularities. The ceremony was held in the capital’s heavily fortified Halane military...

Somaliland market fire losses estimated at up to $2 billion

Apr. 03, 2022 13:02 PM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A massive fire in an expansive market in the capital of Somaliland destroyed property worth up to $2 billion, according to local officials in the autonomous region of Somalia. At least 28 people were wounded in the Friday night fire that ravaged Waheen...