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Why is Somalia taking so long to hold its elections?

Somalis should have elected a new parliament and president by now. Parliament’s term expired in December 2020 and the president’s in February 2021. But to the people’s frustration, elections have not followed. To understand why, let’s try to make sense of the complex Somali political situation. A Background of Violence Until

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Kenya and Somalia’s Diplomatic Row

The politician Musalia Mudavadi (former vice president of Kenya) appealed in February 2019 to the international community to urgently act on the looming border row between Kenya and Somalia to keep it from escalating. The tension between the two countries stems from the conflict between Kenya and Somalia over oil

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