The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia Michael Keating reminded Puntland electoral officials and stakeholders of their obligation to achieve the 30 per cent quota of seats for women in Somalia’s future parliament during a visit to the Puntland state capital toda
The United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) is mandated with many tasks in the east African nation as it continues to make significant strides in its peace process after two decades of lawlessness and conflict.
The Federal Indirect Electoral Implementation Team (FIEIT) welcomed the start of voting in Puntland for seats in the House of the People and said that voting for seats in that chamber of the country’s Federal Parliament can get underway in South West, Jubbaland and Galmudug states later this week
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.