MOGADISHU (HOL) – Somali government warned the United Nations against interference in the country’s internal politics, in the first direct jab at the UN amid difference over the forthcoming regional elections in the Southwest State which is scheduled to take on Nov. 17.
BAIDOA (HOL) – The long-serving powerful president of Somalia’s Southwest State has resigned and pulled out his presidential race Wednesday, just days before the region holds the much-awaited election slated to take place by Nov. 17, officials said.
MOGADISHU (HOL) – African Union peacekeepers shot dead at least four civilians after a bomb blast targeted their military convoy in the north of the Somali capital on early Tuesday, officials and a resident said, in an attack condemned by the Somali government as ‘deplorable’.
BAIDOA (HOL) - The chairman of Somalia’s Southwestern state election commission has resigned Monday amid allegations of “blatant and unabashed’ attempts by some candidates to manipulate the outcome of the forthcoming presidential elections in the region, officials say.
GAROWE (HOL) – Troops from the breakaway northern Somalia territory of Somaliland and its neighboring Puntland state on Sunday fought their first serious battles in months in a flashpoint town near their borders, officials and residents said.