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JOINT PRESS STATEMENT: SOMALIA’S INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS URGE POLITICAL CONSENSUS TO ENSURE TIMELY ELECTIONS, ADVANCE NATIONAL PRIORITIES, AND PRESERVE STABILITY

JOINT PRESS STATEMENT: SOMALIA’S INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS URGE POLITICAL CONSENSUS TO ENSURE TIMELY ELECTIONS, ADVANCE NATIONAL PRIORITIES, AND PRESERVE STABILITY

28 Jul2020 SOMALIA’S INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS URGE POLITICAL CONSENSUS TO ENSURE TIMELY ELECTIONS, ADVANCE NATIONAL PRIORITIES, AND PRESERVE STABILITY Mogadishu – Somalia’s international partners* express their concern and their strong hope that recent political developments, including in the Federal Parliament, will not undermine efforts to reach political consensus on timely elections, disrupt Somalia’s reform agenda, or create instability […]

Joint AU-IGAD statement on the recent developments in Somalia

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Joint AU-IGAD statement on the recent developments in Somalia

Addis Ababa , 25 July 2020. The African Union Commission and IGAD take note of the vote of no confidence passed by the House of the People on the administration of Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire. The African Union Commission and IGAD further take note that this vote comes after the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and […]

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Somalia: Statement by the High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell on the recent developments in the House of people

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Somalia: Statement by the High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell on the recent developments in the House of people

Brussels, 26/07/2020 – 14:38, UNIQUE ID: 200726_3 Statements by the HR/VP   Somalia is still on a long journey of national recovery to become free of insecurity, free of debt and free to vote leaders into power. Until that time, the leaders of the Somali nation bear a special responsibility to ensure that a consensus […]

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United States Concerned Over Irregularities of No-confidence Vote; Somalia’s Future Elections Process

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United States Concerned Over Irregularities of No-confidence Vote; Somalia’s Future Elections Process

The U.S. Embassy regrets the actions of the President and Lower House of Parliament to withdraw confidence in Prime Minister Ali Hassan Khayre and his government, which heightened political tensions and undermined the ongoing process of dialogue and negotiation between the Federal Government of Somalia, Federal Member States, and other key stakeholders.  This irregular process […]

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The African Union Welcomes FGS-FMS meeting in Dhusamareb

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The African Union Welcomes FGS-FMS meeting in Dhusamareb

Addis Ababa, 24 July 2020: The African Union Commission notes and welcomes the meeting between Somalia’s Federal Government (FGS) and Federal Members State (FMS) leaders in Dhusamareeb and is encouraged by the leaders’commitment to establishing a technical committee to discuss the modalities for the 2020 elections. The African Union Commission underscores that this process should herald […]

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STATEMENT FROM THE SSC TRADITIONAL LEADERS AFTER DJIBOUTI CONFERENCE

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STATEMENT FROM THE SSC TRADITIONAL LEADERS AFTER DJIBOUTI CONFERENCE

To:  H.E. Mohamed Abdillahi Farmaajo, President of the Federal Republic of Somalia H.E. Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, President of the Republic of Djibouti H.E. Abiy Ahmed Ali, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia CC:      H.E. Donald Yamamoto, the U.S. Ambassador to Somalia H.E. James Swan, the SRSG for Somalia and Head of UNSOM H.E Nicolas Berlanga, the EU Ambassador […]

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JOINT PRESS STATEMENT: FEDERAL ELECTIONS AND POLITICAL CONSENSUS BUILDING

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JOINT PRESS STATEMENT: FEDERAL ELECTIONS AND POLITICAL CONSENSUS BUILDING

29 Jun2020 FEDERAL ELECTIONS AND POLITICAL CONSENSUS BUILDING Mogadishu – Somalia’s international partners (listed below) followed the address to the House of the People on 27 June by the Chairperson of the National Independent Electoral Commission (NIEC) in which she presented technical options for holding one-person-one-vote elections as close as possible to the constitutionally mandated timeframe.  […]

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PRESS RELEASE: ONLF Position regarding the postponement of the elections and continuation of the current status quo in Ethiopia

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PRESS RELEASE: ONLF Position regarding the postponement of the elections and continuation of the current status quo in Ethiopia

PRESS RELEASE ONLF Position regarding the postponement of the elections and continuation of the current status quo in Ethiopia The Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) expresses its grave concern regarding the process that resulted in the decision of the House of Federation to postpone the 2020 elections and extend the mandate of the government and […]

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Statement by the United States Calling for a Meeting Between the Federal Government of Somalia and Federal Member States

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Statement by the United States Calling for a Meeting Between the Federal Government of Somalia and Federal Member States

The United States calls for the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) to urgently convene a meeting with all Federal Member State (FMS) Presidents.  The interim Constitution of the Federal Republic of Somalia is grounded in the principle of dialogue and cooperation between the Federal Government and Federal Member States; Article 51(3) requires that the Presidents […]

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Somalia cannot defeat terrorism without accountable security

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Somalia cannot defeat terrorism without accountable security

BY NURADIN DIRIE OP-ED MAY 27, 2020 12:05 AM GMT+3 A Somali soldier runs to hold position as an al-Shabab militia storm a government building in Mogadishu, Somalia, March 23, 2019. (Reuters Photo) Ahmed Muse Nur, the governor of Mudug, in Somalia’s Puntland State, was killed by the al-Shabab terrorist group on May 17, 2020. He […]

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