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Somalia: Averting a Descent into Political Violence

Somalia: Averting a Descent into Political Violence

Tensions are running high following the Somali parliament’s decision to extend the incumbent president’s mandate by two years. External partners should urgently convene – and mediate – talks among the country’s bitterly divided elites, to prevent its worst political crisis in years from escalating. Somalia’s long-running political crisis has entered a new, dangerous phase. In […]

Ramadan Message from Ambassador Yamamoto

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Ramadan Message from Ambassador Yamamoto

On behalf of the U.S. Embassy in Somalia, I extend our warmest wishes to all Somalis observing Ramadan. During this holy month, I hope Somalia’s leaders will be inspired by the basic tenets of reflection, tolerance, forgiveness, and reconciliation to agree to a way forward to resolve the electoral crisis. This is the surest path […]

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JOINT PRESS STATEMENT: STATEMENT ON RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE SOMALI HOUSE OF THE PEOPLE

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JOINT PRESS STATEMENT: STATEMENT ON RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE SOMALI HOUSE OF THE PEOPLE

14 Apr 2021 STATEMENT ON RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE SOMALI HOUSE OF THE PEOPLE Mogadishu – The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), Canada, Denmark, European Union (EU), Finland, France, Germany, Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, and the United Nations are deeply concerned by […]

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Somalia: The United States Opposes Federal Government Term Extensions

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Somalia: The United States Opposes Federal Government Term Extensions

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE APRIL 13, 2021 The United States is deeply disappointed by the Federal Government of Somalia’s decision to approve a legislative bill that extends the mandates of the president and parliament by two years. We have stressed repeatedly that it is vital for the peace, stability, prosperity, and […]

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Press release: Statement by Minister Duddridge on the Somalia elections

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Press release: Statement by Minister Duddridge on the Somalia elections

Press release Statement by Minister Duddridge on the Somalia elections: 13 April 2020 Statement by James Duddridge on the decision of the Lower House of the Somali Parliament to extend the mandates of Mohamed Farmajo as President and of the Somali Parliament by two years. We are dismayed by the decision of the Lower House […]

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Somalia : Statement by the High Representative Josep Borrell on the current political situation

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Somalia : Statement by the High Representative Josep Borrell on the current political situation

Brussels, 13/04/2021 – 17:01, UNIQUE ID: 210413_4 Statements by the HR/VP Yesterday, the Lower House of the Somali Parliament voted to a de-facto extension of the mandate of the President and the Federal government by two years following the impasse on the electoral process which should have been finalised by 8 February 2021. This action undermines […]

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JOINT PRESS STATEMENT: INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS APPEAL TO SOMALI LEADERS TO REACH AGREEMENT

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JOINT PRESS STATEMENT: INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS APPEAL TO SOMALI LEADERS TO REACH AGREEMENT

6 Apr2021 INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS APPEAL TO SOMALI LEADERS TO REACH AGREEMENT Mogadishu – As Somalis prepare to welcome the Holy Month of Ramadan, international partners* express hope that the basic tenets of reflection, tolerance, forgiveness and reconciliation will usher in a successful summit of the Federal Government and Federal Member State leaders. Noting the importance of the […]

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Press release: UK statement on Somalia elections

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Press release: UK statement on Somalia elections

UK Minister for Africa urges Somali leaders to reach a consensus on the electoral process. The UK underlines the urgent need for Somali leaders to come together and reach consensus on implementing the electoral process, according to the model agreed on 17 September and the recommendations of the 16 February Baidoa Technical Committee.   The […]

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Somalia: Norway is deeply concerned about the lack of political will by all to seek a solution.

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Somalia: Norway is deeply concerned about the lack of political will by all to seek a solution.

Somalia: Norway is deeply concerned about the lack of political will by all to seek a solution.

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IGAD CALLS UPON SOMALI LEADERS TO COMMENCE NATIONAL CONSULTATIVE FORUM WITHOUT FURTHER DELAY

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IGAD CALLS UPON SOMALI LEADERS TO COMMENCE NATIONAL CONSULTATIVE FORUM WITHOUT FURTHER DELAY

March 23, 2020 (DJIBOUTI, Djibouti) IGAD expresses deep concern that the National Consultative Forum meeting could not take place as planned. IGAD urges all leaders to refrain from all acts that may jeopardize efforts to resume dialogue and further deepen the current political stalemate. Further, IGAD encourages the members of the National Consultative Forum to […]

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