Puntland has become the first federal member state to start elections for the federal parliament’s House of the People.
A delegation led by the deputy German Ambassador to Somalia Markus Bollmohr welcomed the progress made to date in the construction of a Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) centre for former al-Shabaab combatants in the Jubbaland state capital.
Samira Hussein Duale believes the fight for women’s rights knows no boundaries. Though born and bred in Kenya, Samira moved to Somalia, her ancestral home, in March 2014, to fulfil her teenage dream of not only becoming a women’s rights champion but also the first female President of Somalia.
Asha Abdulle Siyad could have chosen to remain in relative comfort in Canada where she lived and worked as a certified family educator. However, it is not what she longed for. Her heart yearned for a reunion with her family back home in Somalia.
The Federal Indirect Electoral Implementation Team (FIEIT) has announced new dates for Somalia’s electoral process.The presidential election will now take place on 30 November 2016, while parliamentary elections will be held from October 23 to November 10 for both the lower and upper houses.