Djibouti. In the parliamentary elections on February 22,
President Ismail Omar Guelleh's party took the Union for
President-Majority (UMP) most votes and 43 out of 65 seats.
The election was the first since 2003 in which the
opposition participated, but the opposition alliance
National Rescue Union (USN) believed that electoral fraud
occurred, among other things. when the UMP filled the ballot
boxes with their own ballots. Those accusations were
rejected by the Constitutional Council, the highest
constitutional body. Protest protests erupted in the capital
Djibouti on March 1 but were defeated by the police. After
the election, Guelleh appointed former Defense Minister
Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed as new prime minister.
Countryaah, Djibouti is one of the countries in the world where girls
are most at risk of genital mutilation, the UN Children's
Fund reported UNICEF in July. 93% of Djibouti women are
sexually abused, a share that is surpassed only in Somalia
and Guinea. While the share is declining in many countries
in Africa and the Middle East.