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Somalia’s Puntland Governor Said Deni accused by traditional elders of rigging the lower house elections

File Photo/Somali Times Traditional elders in Puntland’s region have accused Puntland Governor Said Deni of indiscriminately looting the role of clans in the upper and lower house elections. At a meeting of elders in Bosaso, Galkayo they said they would not accept the government’s choice of the next lower house election, and sent a message

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Farmajo secures political victories against the Hawiye community

File Photo/Somali Times President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo was allied with the presidents of HirShabelle, Galmudug and Southwest, but his ambition to run in Somalia’s elections was opposed by strong opposition. The opposition was a coalition of candidates, the presidents of Jubaland and Puntland, the speaker of the upper house, and later Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein

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Farmajo and Roble’s crisis is worsening

File Photo/Somali Times President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo and Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble are moving further apart two weeks after a rift between them officially emerged. The dispute erupted after Farmajo issued a decree that appeared to target Roble, stating that the government and government agencies have been barred from entering into agreements affecting the

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Turkey reinforces border to block any Afghan migrant wave

A Turkish Coast Guard boat gets ready for a patrol at Lake Van in the border city of Van, Turkey August 22, 2021. REUTERS/Murad Sezer By Reuters Afghans who manage to make the weeks-long journey through Iran on foot to the Turkish border face a three-metre high wall, ditches or barbed wire as Turkish authorities

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Somalia regional leaders formally overthrow the Electoral Commission

Photo/Somali Times The Somalia’s was concluded in the National Council of the heads of state level, which reached an agreement electoral procedure, such as the selection of the delegates vote, election security, the cost and how to protect women’s quota. The agreement reveals that the regional leaders, which includes the prime minister Roble and state

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A rift has emerged between the Somali Union’s presidential candidates and regional leaders

File Photo/Somali Times A rift has emerged between the Union of Somali Candidates and the presidents of Jubaland and Puntland, once political allies in the fight against outgoing President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo. The dispute stemmed from the way regional leaders handled the Upper House election, particularly Ahmed Madobe and Said Deni, with the Union of

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Prime Minister Roble part of the conspiracy of the regional leaders?

File Photo/Somali Times At the Mogadishu Conference of the Prime Minister of Somalia and heads of regional administrations, Prime Minister Roble faces a major question: Will it curb the political ambitions of regional leaders or will it be part of it? The conference has four main issues, but the most important, is the process of

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Somalia’s elections: Greedy regional leaders selecting friends, relatives and political allies erupted

Photo/Somali Times Somalia’s elections are facing new challenges day by day, but if Farmajo has repeatedly been accused of destabilizing the elections which he wants to stay in office without the elections, he is now stuck with Somali regional administration leaders. As Somali Times has learned, a fierce rivalry based on greed and political interests

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Somalia’s military kills at least 279 Al-Shabab terrorists in the past month

File Photo/Somali Times Five towns, 16 villages also liberated from al-Qaeda affiliated terror group The Somali Armed Forces have killed at least 279 terrorists affiliated with the al-Shabab terror group in the past month, a military official and state media said on Monday. According to Anadolu Agency reported. The military operations also destroyed 20 hideouts

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“Devil Group Aran Jaan leader Farole senator again

Photo/Somali Times The Aran Jaan Group is a group that looks only at personal interests, uses public fund loot to bribe them, and uses tribal farming to divide people and create wealth. It has no interest in the development of Puntland. Anyone who observes the horrific acts of this group turns out to be a

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