ARM   RUS   ENG

Somali holds presidential elections on August 20

African Union and Somali troops seized a town on the outskirts of Mogadishu on Friday from Islamist militants after three days of fighting, marking the biggest victory over al-Shabab since the pro-government forces took control of the capital last August, the AP reports.

A top United Nations official, meanwhile, announced that a presidential election in Somalia will be held on Aug. 20 — with votes cast by lawmakers instead of by ordinary Somalis because of continued insecurity in the country.

Lt. Col. Paddy Ankunda, the spokesman for African Union forces, said the troops moved into Afgoye on Friday and that most of the town was under the coalition's control.

The next Somali presidential election will take place on Aug. 20. Votes will be cast by members of a new 225-member parliament. However, voting isn't being opened to the public because of a lack of security across the country.
 

26.05.2012, 09:53

Aysor.am

In case you have found a mistake in the text, please send a message to the editor by selecting the mistake and pressing Ctrl-Enter.
Share |






Newsline

11:25 • 24/04, Top leaders of Armenia honor memory of Armenian Genocide victims

11:06 • 24/04, We do not consider the Turkish society as our enemy. Serzh Sargsyan

10:53 • 24/04, Haykakan Zhamanak: Galust Sahakian candidate for NA speaker

10:39 • 24/04, Hraparak: Ararat governor may become nature protection minister

10:10 • 24/04, Zhoghovurd: Tigran Sargsyan offered to head ACBA Bank

09:50 • 24/04, MH370 search: Object found on Australian coast wasn't from missing plane

09:31 • 24/04, All parties in Syria blocking aid, say Ban Ki-moon

09:10 • 24/04, Haykakan Zhamanak: Four non-coalition forces plan to meet tomorrow

20:48 • 23/04, L. Hovsepian: A great deal has changed in Turkey’s domestic political life

20:28 • 23/04, Armenian president receives defense minister of Lithuania

19:33 • 23/04, Turkish figures support Armenian-Turkish dialog

19:17 • 23/04, Hamas and Fatah unveil Palestinian reconciliation deal

19:16 • 23/04, Syrian opposition asks for more Saudi aid

18:51 • 23/04, Turkish PM Erdogan makes statement on eve of Armenian Genocide anniversary

18:49 • 23/04, ‘Erebuni’ penal institution to be closed down

18:09 • 23/04, NKR president receives board members of Cedric Martin Foundation

18:05 • 23/04, US to deliver Apache helicopters to Egypt

17:40 • 23/04, Erdogan to make statement about Armenian Genocide

17:32 • 23/04, Kiev restarts operation against protesters in Eastern Ukraine

17:15 • 23/04, Everest avalanche: Sherpas discuss boycott

17:02 • 23/04, Serzh Sargsyan participates in annual meeting of NAS

15:37 • 23/04, Armenian president to visit Czech Republic

15:21 • 23/04, Compulsory component of pension system suspended

13:16 • 23/04, Charles Aznavour to give concert in Yerevan on May 12

13:00 • 23/04, Temperatures to rise by 4-5 degrees on April 23 and 24

12:38 • 23/04, Prime minister introduces new minister of economy to staff

12:21 • 23/04, Vahram Mkrtchian to replace Karen Chshmaritian as MP

12:11 • 23/04, Hraparak: Structural changes expected in Armenian government

11:57 • 23/04, Hraparak: New speaker of parliament to be announced on Saturday

11:39 • 23/04, Haykakan Zhamanak: Gyumri school #7 has seven deputy principals

11:20 • 23/04, Hraparak: Tigran Sargsyan to become Armenian ambassador to US

11:01 • 23/04, Vazgen Sargsyan’s brother appointed advisor to defense minister

10:47 • 23/04, Brazil protesters in Rio clash over dancer's death

10:29 • 23/04, US President Obama embarks on Asian tour

10:10 • 23/04, Ebola outbreak: Death toll rises to over 140 in Liberia, Guinea

09:49 • 23/04, Russia risks further US sanctions over Ukraine, says Kerry

09:26 • 23/04, U.S. flew Yemen troops into battle

09:10 • 23/04, Russia to build network of modern naval bases in Arctic – Putin