Elections behind blast walls: Somali MPs pick a new president - The World Weekly

M ogadishu, the Somali capital, was on lockdown this week. Cars were banned from the streets and a no-fly zone was in place while members of Parliament were holed up in a hangar behind the heavily-fortified walls of the airport to choose the country's ...

Somalia's quarter century of chaos - News24

Mogadishu - Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo was elected Somali president Wednesday, in the second presidential election since 1991 held amid tight security due to clashes between Al-Qaeda-linked fighters and African Union peacekeepers. Following is a ...

A Critical Juncture for Somalia - New York Times

A campaign poster for Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed in Mogadishu, Somalia, on the eve of the election this week. Credit Farah Abdi Warsameh/Associated Press. Though marred by spectacular corruption, Somalia's presidential election on Wednesday ...

New Somali president Farmajo faces stiff challenges - RFI

Many Somalis have expressed joy after the surprise election of Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed as the country's next president on Wednesday. The politician, widely known as "Farmajo", has promised change for Somalia. But will he actually be able to deliver?

Somalis celebrate after election of former US state worker as president - Reuters

MOGADISHU Thousands of Somalis fired guns in the air, cheered atop military vehicles and slaughtered camels on Thursday to celebrate the election of anti-corruption campaigner Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed as president. Protected from Islamist attack ...

Somalia hails new president after landmark election - Public Finance International

Somali MPs have elected a new president, marking a “historic milestone” for the war-torn country. web_somalia_shutterstock_193325975.jpg. Hargeisa, the capital city of Somalia. The vote, conducted amid high security due to the threat of a militant ...

Somalia's Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo chosen as president - The Voice Online

SOMALIA'S MP's have elected a Somali-US national as the country's new president in a vote held in an aircraft hangar. Mohamed Abdullahi "Farmaajo" Mohamed, a former Ex-Prime Minister, beat President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud in a surprise result.

Former PM Farmajo wins Somalia's presidential vote - Daily News & Analysis

Newly elected President of Somalia and former prime minister Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo gestures as he makes an address on February 8, 2017, in Mogadishu after he was elected president. (AFP). Shares2. Thu, 9 Feb 2017-12:10pm , Reuters. Outgoing ...

Farmajo triumphs in Somalian elections - The National

A FORMER prime minister who holds dual Somali-US citizenship has been declared Somalia's new president. Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo immediately took the oath of office as the long-chaotic country moved towards its first fully functioning central ...

Former prime minister, a US citizen, wins Somalia vote - SFGate

MOGADISHU, Somalia — A former prime minister who holds dual Somali-U.S. citizenship was declared Somalia's new president Wednesday, immediately taking the oath of office as the long-chaotic country moved toward its first fully functioning central ...

Buffalo resident is now Somalia's next president after country's first election in decades - New York Daily News

Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, a former prime minister of Somalia who now lives in a town outside the Queen City, won Somalia's first presidential election in decades on Wednesday and immediately took the oath of office to run the war-torn African nation.

Somalia's presidential election ends in Farmaajo win; Mohamud concedes - Africa Times

Somalia's long-awaited presidential election is over, and former prime minister Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo has emerged as the victor in a somewhat surprising outcome over the incumbent, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud. Mohamud was the frontrunner after the ...

Somalia: Ex-prime minister wins presidential race - Deutsche Welle

Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has been sworn in as Somalia's new president. Twenty-one candidates took part in the poll, which had been delayed several times. Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo (REUTERS/F. Omar). After two rounds of voting by Somalian ...

Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo Elected President Of Somalia - SaharaReporters.com

Mr. Farmajo previously served as prime minister of Somalia for eight months before stepping down in 2011. by Sahara Reporters, New York Feb 08, 2017. Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo was elected president of Somalia on Wednesday, the Associated Press ...

Former PM Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo wins landmark presidential vote in Somalia - International Business Times UK

Somalia's former Prime Minister Abdullahi Farmajo has won a landmark vote in Somalia in polls the international community hopes will mark the start of a new era of stability in the war-torn nation. Farmajo took an early lead in the vote over incumbent ...

Somalia's Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo chosen as president - BBC News

Somalia's MPs have elected a Somali-US national as the country's new president in a vote held in an aircraft hangar. Ex-Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi "Farmajo" Mohamed beat President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud in a surprise result. The vote was held ...

Somalia Elects Former Prime Minister as New President - Newsweek

Somali lawmakers have elected the country's former prime minister Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo Mohamed to be the country's president. The incumbent, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, conceded defeat to Farmajo in the third round of voting by MPs, the BBC ...

Former Somalia PM wins presidential elections - Daily Sabah

A former prime minister who holds dual Somali-U.S. citizenship has been declared Somalia's new president. Incumbent President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud conceded defeat after two rounds of voting Wednesday, and former prime minister Mohamed ...

Gunfire erupts in Somali capital during vote, possibly in celebration -witness - Daily News & Analysis

Gunfire echoed across the Somali capital on Wednesday evening during the second round of voting by lawmakers for their president, a Reuters witness said. The reason for the firing was not immediately clear, but it appeared to be celebratory as it ...

Video: Mogadishu in security lockdown as Somalia holds presidential vote - FRANCE 24

Voting started Wednesday in Somalia's groundbreaking presidential election amid a security lockdown that has closed the capital's international airport and cleared major streets. Members of the upper and lower houses of the legislature dropped their ...