Mogadishu prepares for parliamentary elections
Mogadishu, the conflict-recovering capital of the horn of Africa is preparing to host a parliamentary election later this month, a move that paves the way for a presidential election by the end of 2016.
Somali capital is enjoying a period of relative stability following nearly two decades of conflict. government Security forces and AMISOM beefed up ahead of the upper house chamber election.
Al-Shabaab was forced out of Mogadishu more than five years ago, and the country is preparing for presidential elections later 2016 after the current federal government’s mandate expired September 10.
Mogadishu mayor’s spokesman said the city’s security is improving and more reliable to host the parliamentary and presidential elections scheduled November 30, 2016.
At least 22 people were killed Saturday night after a bomber in a car packed with explosives struck a security forces convoy at Sayidka area in Mogadishu.