Somalia imposes curfew in capital ahead of president’s inauguration

On Tuesday morning, main roads in the city were locked down for the president’s visit to the ministry of defense over a fear of attack by Al-Shabaab which poses a major threat to the security of the country.

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Somalia imposes curfew in capital ahead of president’s inauguration

MOGADISHU, Somalia - A 48-hour curfew has been imposed in the Somali capital Mogadishu, effective on Wednesday, June 8, according to the country's internal security ministry.

The decision was made for security reasons as the Horn of Africa and international leaders arrive in the city to attend the inauguration of Somalia's new President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on Thursday, June 9.

Mogadishu residents have been asked to be patient during the two-day day-and-night curfew and to remain in their homes, which means businesses, education, and other services will not be opened.

Advance delegations of the incoming leaders have arrived in Mogadishu today, and the presidents of neighboring countries - Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti are expected to arrive on Thursday morning.

Uganda's long ruler Museveni is not sure to come as his defense minister Vincent Bamulangaki reached Mogadishu on Tuesday.

The curfew comes at a time when final annual exams have begun at private universities and schools, and the move will cause delays and losses for various businesses in Mogadishu already suffering recessions.

On Tuesday morning, main roads in the city were locked down for the president’s visit to the ministry of defense over a fear of attack by Al-Shabaab which poses a major threat to the security of the country.

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