Somalia on Friday extended its deadline to finish voting for the lower house of parliament, the latest in a series of election delays that risk starving the country of budget funds. The AFP news agency reports that the fragile Horn of Africa nation has struggled to hold elections, with polls delayed by more than a year, bedevilled by political squabbling and a simmering Islamist insurgency. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken meanwhile said the delay was driving “political instability” in the country and announced an extension of visa restrictions on officials and others “responsible for, or complicit in” undermining Somalia’s electoral process.