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Somalia Elections Not Credible, Country's Auditor General Says

Nov 19 2016
Somalia
Source: 
VOA News

Somalia's ongoing parliamentary elections have no credibility becauses of vote buying, fraud, intimidation and violence, the country's auditor general said in an exclusive interview with VOA Somali.

Nur Jimale Farah said Electoral College delegates, who are electing members of parliament, are voting for the highest bidder.

"Some votes were bought with $5,000, some with $10,000, and some with $20,000 or $30,000. But not all seats are equal. Some are influential seats and have a lot of candidates competing for them," he said.

Somalia: Int'l Community Express Concern Over Corruption in Somali Election

Oct 31 2016
Somalia
Source: 
All Africa

The United Nations, African Union, European Union, Inter-Governmental Authority on Development, Ethiopia, Italy, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States are deeply concerned over continuing allegations of corruption in Somalia's electoral process and reports of recurring intimidation of prospective candid

En Somalie, les Chabab sont détestés mais reconnus "plus efficaces" que le gouvernement

Oct 14 2016
Somalia
Source: 
Le Monde - Afrique

La Somalie s´engage tant bien que mal dans un périlleux processus électoral, qui doit voir la renaissance d´un Etat après un quart de siècle de guerre civile. Près de 14 000 délégués sont appelés au vote pour désigner les députés qui siégeront l´Assemblée nationale du pays, tandis que les Etats fédérés doivent désigner les futurs sénateurs de la Chambre aute. Les deux Assemblées sont censées se réunir le 30 novembre pour élire le président de la République fédérale de Somalie.

Somalia: Somaliland politicians and elders boycott electoral process

Oct 10 2016
Somalia
Source: 
Garowe online

Existing and emerging Federal states were expected to announce the Upper House candidates before October 10, an extended deadline by Somalia’s electoral body.

In a major blow to the electoral process, clan elders and Somali government officials–term ended in September 10- including Deputy Prime Minister and Federal parliamentarians have denounced seats quota of both Federal Parliament Houses for Somaliland region, describing it “unfair” and undermine efforts aimed to unite the country.

Somalia: Govt Rules Out 2016 General Elections

Jul 28 2015
Somalia
Source: 
All Africa, Dalsan Radio

The federal government of Somalia has completely ruled out planned 2016 general elections in the country.

The parliament said that one man one vote is not possible in the war torn state following a meeting in the capital Mogadishu on Tuesday in which Wednesday's "The New Deal" meeting was also discussed.

The 25 member committee chairman tasked by the government Abdullahi Godah Barre has read three point agreement between the parliament and cabinet paving way the ruled out of one man one vote come next year 2016.

Jubaland Admin Refuses to Attend New-Deal Forum

Jul 28 2015
Somalia
Source: 
AllAfrica, Shabelle

Somalia's Interim Jubaland administrative parliamentarians have refused to attend New Deal forum which was scheduled to be held on Wednesday in Mogadishu.

The lawmakers from Interim Jubaland told Shabelle Media that its administrative constitution had been prepared amid its preparation was took part by international experts.

The summit was also boycotted by Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland leader, Abduwali Mohamed Ali Gaas, says he had not been satisfied for any manner of the meeting.

UN Envoy to Somalia hails election of speaker of regional assembly

Jun 29 2015
Somalia
Source: 
Shabelle

The United Nations envoy for Somalia commended the completion of the establishment of the assembly of Galmudug, a region located in the center of the country.

“The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia Nicholas Kay welcomed the election of the Speaker of the Galmudug…by members of the assembly in Adaado, on 27 June,” said a statement issued this morning by the UN Assistance Mission in the country (UNSOM), whicj Mr. Kay heads.

AMISOM Trains Somali Government Officials in Election Management

Jun 25 2015
Somalia
Source: 
Shabelle

Senior officials of the Federal Government of Somalia have completed a two-week course on elections management, at the Kofi Annan International Peace Training Centre, in Accra Ghana.

The training facilitated by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), aimed at equipping the participants with the principles and processes in elections management, ahead of planned elections in 2016.

Somalia: Somali Government Spokesman Resigns for Undisclosed Reason

Jun 23 2015
Somalia
Source: 
All Africa, Dalsan Radio

Somali Government Spokesman Ridwaj Haji Abdiweli has announced his resignation from the office he was holding for the past two years. Abdiweli who announced his decision through his official twitter account cited undisclosed personal issue as the main reason.

"I want to announce my resignation as the government spokesman and media adviser to the prime minister of Somalia, it was great honor for me for the past two years to serve my country which is experiencing great challenge," he said in a letter sent to newsrooms.

Somalia leader says its army to end war on Al Shabab

Jun 17 2015
Somalia
Source: 
Shabelle

Somalia’s Prime Minister, said in an interview with VOA Somalia service that government would soon take over held Al Shabaab areas in south of Somalia’s lower and middle Juba regions, Shabelle reports.

PM Sharmarke said that his government is launching very big operation to re-capture militants held areas in a bid to bring them back to Somalia army.

Meanwhile, Mr. Sharmaarke stressed that it a dispute between his authorities and Interim Juba administration would be solved after Somali parliament ousted regional Jubaland representatives’ council in a vote of no-confidence.

Somali President urges ongoing dialogue to resolve Jubba state-formation process

Jun 08 2015
Somalia
Source: 
Shabelle

Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud today urged all parties to work together to reconcile issues currently under discussion in the Jubba state formation process.

‘Across Somalia, Somalis are moving to create one Somalia: a united, federal republic in which all citizens are equal, represented by and with recourse to a competent, transparent, functioning government.

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