Somalia – 25 August 2015

UN Envoy: Somalia Can’t Afford More Political Bickering
The United Nations envoy to Somalia, Nicholas Kay, is criticizing an effort by some Somali lawmakers to impeach the president. He said with an election coming up and al-Shabab militants still active, Somalia cannot lose time to the political bickering that has brought down governments in the past.
In recent days, members of Somalia’s parliament have been working around the clock to impeach President Hassan Sheikh Mahmoud. The lawmakers accuse him of violating the constitution.
Voice of America

Death toll rises to 20 in Somalia suicide bombing
The death toll in a suicide car bombing at a military training base in southern Somalia has risen to 20, military sources said on Sunday.
At least 45 people were wounded, including three Kenyan trainers from the African Union peacekeeping mission to Somalia.
The car rammed into the base in the southern port town of Kismayo on Saturday.