Somalia warns severe drought could affect 8 million people
The FEIT Electoral Commission traveled to Baidoa yesterday to resolve a dispute over three South West constituencies, two of which were released last night.
MOGADISHU, Somalia - More than 210 members of Somalia's new parliament are set to be sworn in today in Mogadishu amid intense political turmoil.
The swearing-in ceremony will take place at Afisyoni tent, near the airport, and will be guarded by African Union troops and Somali police.
Roads near the venue were closed due to fears of an Al-Shabaab attack.
The FEIT Electoral Commission traveled to Baidoa yesterday to resolve a dispute over three Southwest state Lower House seats, two of which were released last night.
Somalia's parliamentary and presidential polls were delayed for more than a year due to political turmoil after Farmajo's mandate expired in Feb 2021 without a successor in place.
The country is experiencing the worst drought since the 2011 famine following the failure of three consecutive rainy seasons, resulting in the destruction of livestock and crops.