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Somali Lawmakers Seek to Impeach President Amid Political Crisis

Somali lawmakers are planning to impeach the President Mohamed Abdullahi (Farmajo)
Clan Politics. Somali lawmakers are planning to impeach the President Mohamed Abdullahi (Farmajo) in a mounting political crisis with one of the country’s most powerful clans.

BY ABDI SHEIKH | REUTERS

Some Somali lawmakers said on Wednesday they plan to impeach the president in a mounting political crisis that could put the fledgling government on a violent collision course with one of the country’s most powerful clans. Continue reading Somali Lawmakers Seek to Impeach President Amid Political Crisis

Neighbouring Nations Interfering in Somali Polls

Ethiopia is desperately trying to get Hassan Sheikh Mohamud re-elected as a president of Somalia. Its renewed agenda, however, goes against the wishes of the overwhelming majority of Somalis and members of the Somali Federal Parliament.

Somalia’s outgoing Prime Minister, Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke, has accused neighbouring countries, particularly Ethiopia, of intervening in the country’s presidential elections.

By Farhan Jimale | BBC News,

Somalia’s outgoing Prime Minister, Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke, has accused the neighbouring countries of intervening in the country’s presidential elections.

MPs are due to elect the president later next week.

Mr Sharmarke, who’s also standing as a candidate, said at a press conference in the capital, Mogadishu, that Somalis “should be left to decide their own destiny independently”. Continue reading Neighbouring Nations Interfering in Somali Polls