Somalia election faces security challenge, stiff clan-based politics

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People hold posters of Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed during the protest against him in Mogadishu, Somalia, on April 25, 2021.

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  • EDA argues that introduction of the tax on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) will directly increase the cost of living, as it is a basic commodity required daily.

As Somalia prepares for elections starting later this month, debate has ensued on just how deep the clan will play in determining who takes which seat.


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