Somalia elections 2021: Why are they important for Africa?

Somalia is set to hold elections after delays that heightened political tensions

Political leaders agreed in May on a framework for parliamentary elections to be held within 60 days which, many hope, will avert a crisis that could push the fragile Horn of Africa country into political violence.

BBC Monitoring’s Beverly Ochieng explains why the elections hold such importance for the rest of the continent.

Graphic design by Olaniyi Adebimpe and Ifiokabasi Ettang

Produced and edited by Miriam O’Donkor

Executive producer: Marko Zoric

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