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Corruption to Mar Somalia Presidential Vote

Amid huge cases of corruption, Somalia prepares itself for Wednesday’s presidential elections. But is this really an election?

Massive corruption is taking place in Somalia ahead of tomorrow’s presidential election, with candidates giving large sums of cash and gifts to lawmakers to secure their votes.

By Mohamed Olad Hassan | VOA News,

Election observers in Somalia say corruption is running rampant ahead of Wednesday’s presidential election, with candidates giving gifts and large sums of cash to lawmakers to secure their votes.

Twenty-three candidates are challenging incumbent Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, who is seeking a second four-year term as leader of the Horn of Africa nation. The president will be elected by members of the parliament, who were elected last year. Continue reading Corruption to Mar Somalia Presidential Vote

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