Somalia’s govt imposes curfew in Mogadishu, cancels flights ahead of Djibouti president’s visit

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President of Djibouti, Ismail Omar Guelleh, attends the opening session of the 35th ordinary session of the Assembly of the African Union at the African Union Commission (AUC) headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia February 5, 2022. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri/File Photo

MOGADISHU (Somaliguardian) – Somalia’s government on Tuesday imposed a day-long curfew and canceled flights at Adan Adde International Airport ahead of a visit by Djibouti’s President Ismael Omar Geelle.

Armored military vehicles and heavily-armed troops could be seen in the streets of the conflict-torn Somali capital on Wednesday morning, hours after roads were closed to traffic and residents were banned from walking to work.

Security officials called on residents to stay in their homes, adding that roads were closed to safeguard the security of the visiting delegation.

Geelle is expected to meet with Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony of a Somali language academy constructed in Mogadishu.

It comes after more than seven explosions were heard near the presidential palace in Mogadishu on Tuesday night.

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