MOGADISHU (SD) – Somalia’s Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble and the National Consultative Council held an emergency meeting last night a day after the United States threatened to imposed sanctions on Somali officials found to be against the country’s electoral process.
The Zoom meeting, discussed the completion of the electoral process, the security situation and how to address the drought in the country, according to a brief statement from Roble’s office.
However, it is believed that the NCC is trying to complete the Parliamentary elections before February 25 deadline, a date the US referenced in their recent statement.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday announced the issuance of visa bans on current and former officials in Somalia, accused of undermining Somalia’s democratic process.
The US has said it will impose the said sanctions on Somalia’s leaders if elections are not completed by February 25, 2022.
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