Eye on Africa

Somalia urged to solve election impasse

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By: Georja Calvin-Smith Follow | Laura DI BIASIO
14 min

The UN Security Council urges Somalia's leaders to quickly resume dialogue to arrange new elections, hoping to resolve a political crisis in the violence-ravaged nation. Somalia's president has called for state leaders to meet next week to thrash out a way forward from the political uncertainty. Also, Cameroon has seen a spike in violent crimes against women. Gender-based violence is often exacerbated by crises. Many victims of abuse have little faith in police and turn to grassroots organisations for support, as our correspondents report.