Thursday May 12, 2022
The African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (Atmis) has
imposed a curfew on the Afisyoni air force hangar in the capital, Mogadishu,
and the surrounding areas ahead of the presidential election due to take place
The curfew takes effect from Tuesday and ends on Monday next
week, according to a report by the BBC.
More than 300 MPs will converge at the airport to vote for
the president, who will govern for the next four years.
Key candidates in the elections include President Mohamed
Abdullahi Farmajo and his two predecessors, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and Sharif
Sheikh Ahmed, who is widely regarded as front-runners.
The vote has witnessed a series of delays before a date was
finally set for Sunday, May 15.