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UN Security Council Concerned About Political Instability in Somalia

Abdiweli Mohamed Ali, Prime Minister

The UN Security Council is concerned about political instability in Somalia, the council said in a press release.

“The members of the Security Council expressed their concern at the recent political instability in Somalia, and its impact on peace and stability,” the statement issued by the UN Wednesday said.
The Security Council has also welcomed the use of “proper Parliamentary channels» in the resolution of the political crisis in Somalia and has called on the Somalia’s president to immediately appoint a new prime minister in order to form a new government.
“The members of the Security Council underlined their concern that further political instability in Somalia could jeopardize progress made so far towards peace and security,” the press release said.
The members of the security Council have also underlined that the new government has to concentrate on establishing electoral institutions, as well as on creating mechanisms “to prevent prolonged political crises in the future.”
Somalia has no effective central government since 1991, when the Siad Barre regime was overthrown. On Sunday, Somalia’s parliament held a vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister of the Federal Government of Somalia, which resulted in an increase in the political tensions in the country.
The situation has also been aggravated by the actions of the Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen (HSM or al-Shabaab) militant jihadist group fighting to create an Islamic state in Somalia. In recent weeks, al-Shabaab has taken credit for several attacks in Somalia and neighboring Kenya.

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