Somalia

World Leaders Worry About Corrupt Somali Transition

Corruption in the process of State formation? Whodathunkit?

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 World leaders from Africa to the U.S. and Europe said they are growing increasingly concerned that intimidation and corruption are marring the selection of a new Somali parliament, a task still unfinished less than a week before the government's U.N. mandate expires.

The U.S. Embassy said in a statement Tuesday that it shares the concerns of the African Union and U.N. over "multiple credible reports of intimidation and corruption" in the selection of the country's new 275-member parliament.

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