In Somalia, UN pushes for on time election

Somalia's President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud speaks at the 52nd Munich Security Conference (MSC) in Munich, southern Germany, on February 14, 2016A UN Security Council delegation visited Somalia Thursday to insist August elections proceed as planned, warning that political wrangling could derail a process intended to signal the country’s growing stability. With Somalia’s parliament so far failing to back the government’s proposed election plan, the 16-person Security Council team urged an end to the deadlock. “We are very concerned by anyone trying to unpick part of the deal, because very soon the whole thing could unravel,” said Britain’s UN ambassador Matthew Rycroft.

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