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UN Photo/Ilyas Ahmed A Member of Parliament from the Somalia Federal Parliament casts her ballot during the first round of the 2017 presidential election (file photo).

International Partners on Somalia's Electoral Process

26/08/2021 - 13:24:34
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Mogadishu (Diplomat.so) – Somalia's international partners* welcome the convening of the National Consultative Council (NCC) on 21 and 22 August, and commend the regular NCC consultation towards furthering the electoral process.

International partners welcome progress in Somali elections

30/07/2021 - 20:02:16
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Mogadishu (Diplomat.so) – International partners* welcome the progress made in implementing the 27 May Agreement signed by Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble and the Federal Member State (FMS) presidents and call on the FMS to organize without delay the Upper House elections, which were to have…

AMISOM: Ambassador Madeira statement on Africa Day

26/05/2021 - 10:16:10
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Mogadishu (Diplomat.so) - The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) joins the rest of the continent in celebrating Africa Day, when we come together to commemorate the founding of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), the precursor of the African Union.

SJS calls on the government to give journalists access to the election talks

25/05/2021 - 00:14:49
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Mogadishu (Diplomat.so) - Somali Journalist Syndicate (SJS) calls for the Somali Prime Minister's office to allow journalists to get unhindered access to the national electoral conference, following the journalists' complaints that they were deliberately blocked from accessing the ongoing national…

Consultative conference on Somali elections kicks off

23/05/2021 - 02:32:54
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Mogadishu (Diplomat.so) - The National Consultative Conference for Elections kicked off on Saturday in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, headed by Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble, with the participation of five state presidents and the governor of Banadir.
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John Mahama withdraws acceptance as AU Envoy to Somalia

21/05/2021 - 23:50:43
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Accra (Diplomat.so) - Former Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama has in a letter to the Chairperson of the African Union Commission withdrawn his acceptance of the continental body's appointment as its High Representative for Somalia.
Somali journalist, Abdirahman Omar (pictured) sustained slight injuries after NISA officers raided Somali Cable TV premises on Monday 18 May, 2020 (Photo courtesy).

Journalists barred from covering Somali leaders' meeting

04/04/2021 - 09:27:45
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Mogadishu (Diplomat.so) - The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) is deeply concerned that journalists were today barred from covering the meeting of the leaders of the Federal Government of Somalia and Federal Member States (FMSs) as well as the Governor and Mayor of Mogadishu.