Somalia’s Economy Expected to Grow Despite Significant Shocks
Nasri served two months in the NISA jail in 2019, where he faced torture as a result of his rejection to carry out a plot by Villa Somalia to assassinate Jubaland president Ahmed Madobe.
The country has picked 246 parliament members out of the 275 Lower House seats since Nov 2021. There are 29 seats still remain unfilled in HirShabelle and Jubaland.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced the move in a statement, saying it will be applied to those "who are believed to be responsible for, or complicit in, undermining the democratic process in Somalia."
Somalia has been hit by the deadliest single-day terrorist truck bomb attack in Mogadishu that left nearly one thousand people under his watch.
Farmajo has been backing Abdiaziz Lafta-Garen who served as public works minister in his government which committed the massacre of 11 protesters in Baidoa during a pro-Robow demonstration in Dec 2018.
According to the office of the PM, Roble jetted off to the Gulf country after receiving an invitation to visit Abu Dhabi amid election turmoil in Somalia and a bitter feud between him and President Farmajo.
The deployment has further fueled the tension, with residents fearing possible clashes between the troops and the armed clan militia controlling parts of the city which is prone to a conflict.
ONLF which fought in the Somali regional state in Ethiopia has welcomed the decision and commended PM Roble and his cabinet for the move, which the rebel group termed as historic and praiseworthy.
With the exception of the security minister Abdullahi Mohamed Nur who is a close ally to Roble, heads of security agencies – police and intelligence as well as the military, are loyal to the term-ended president.
The Governor of the Central Bank of Somalia has been put under pressure from the presidency to turn down PM’s instructions with Farmajo’s office arguing it goes against the national financial regulations.
Bossaso war has claimed the lives of more than 20 people and displaced thousands of residents who are currently facing lack of shelter, water and food outside the port city.
The ongoing election in Somalia drew local and international condemnations after the process has been hijacked by leaders at the Villa Somalia.