Security in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu and its environs has been scaled ahead of the regional summit to be held on Tuesday, September 13, 2016.
Leaders from the IGAD bloc expected to attend the extra-ordinary summit, the only high profile summit to be held in Somalia in the last 30 years.
The regional summit is expected to discuss Somalia progress as far as security is concerned ahead of the polls planned for September and October.
The summit will also shift focus and discuss the shaky situation in South Sudan. They will deliberate on ways to bring to an end the conflict in the world’s youngest nation.
Main roads have been blocked with AMISOM and SNA troops patrols reported.
IGAD member states/heads of state and government including Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda expected to attend the 28th IGAD Extra-Ordinary Summit .