People walk along a street with the campaign billboard of Somalia's Presidential candidate Sharif Sheikh Ahmed in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, February 6, 2017. REUTERS/Feisal Omar
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Presidential candidates in Somalia rounded off campaigning with an unprecedented televised debate Monday, dominated by issues of corruption, security and U.S. President Donald Trump's travel ban. Somalia, which holds a presidential vote Wednesday, is one of seven Muslim-majority states whose citizens were barred from travel to America under Trump's executive order.Wednesday's presidential vote is part of the rebuilding effort in Somalia, which was shattered by more than two decades of conflict and where clan loyalties still tend to trump policy in politics.An insurgency by Al-Shabab Islamist militants scuppered plans for each adult to have a vote, so Somalia's 300 members of Parliament will instead vote on the next president.
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