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Somalia Takes a Faltering Step Toward Democracy

Oct 3, 2016 | 09:30 GMT
Somalia Takes a Faltering Step Toward Democracy
A Somali soldier checks public transportation vehicles in Mogadishu last year. Security will be a major concern in the country's upcoming elections.
(MOHAMED ABDIWAHAB/AFP/Getty Images)

The country's long-awaited elections -- now set to take place from Oct. 23 to Nov. 10 after repeated delays -- are meant to signal the start of a new era in Somalia. Billed as the first popular elections since the civil war erupted, the vote could represent a milestone along...

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