22 august 2019

President of Somalia’s Jubbaland wins new term amid rift with central government

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Open this photo in gallery Ahmed Mohamed Madobe won 56 of the 74 votes cast by lawmakers in the regional parliament, speaker Cabdi Maxamed Abdirahmaan said. STRINGER/Reuters The president of Jubbaland, a Somali region critical to East Africa’s fight against al Shabaab militants, won a fresh term on Thursday, the parliamentary speaker said, amid a growing rift between the federal government and its semi-autonomous states. Ahmed Mohamed Madobe, a top security partner for neighbouring Kenya, which [...]