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Somalia’s Ahlu Sunnah now rejects government-led elections in Galmudug

The Somali moderate Islamist group Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jama’ah has rejected the ongoing elections in Galmudug state capital, Dusamareb, which have entered their final... More

Somalia’s Galmudug state to hold presidential election on 30 January

The Somali regional state of Galmudug is expected to hold presidential elections on 30 January, the commission tasked with overseeing the election has said. The... More

Somali government declined my dialogue offers, says Jubbaland’s Madobe

The president of Jubbaland State of Somalia, Ahmed Mohamed Islam aka Ahmed Madobe, has said the Federal Government of Somalia has refused to hold... More

Somali army says repulses Al-Shabaab attack on southern town of Marka

Fighters from the militant group Al-Shabaab on Sunday night launched a heavy attack on the southern Somalia town of Marka. The militants attacked a base... More

Galmudug parliament announces state’s presidential elections body

The leadership of Somalia's Galmudug state parliament has announced a 13-member committee for the election of Galmudug state president and his deputy. The Galmudug presidential... More

Who is likely to win Somalia’s Galmudug presidential election?

Taking cues from yesterday’s Galmudug assembly leadership election, won by Mohamed Nur Ga’al, it is now possible to predict the outcome of the presidential election of the... More

Challenges facing merger of Somali opposition parties

In the past few days, there have been meetings that were held in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, between major political parties in the country.... More

Dangerous logic used by Al-Shabaab to justify killing civilians

I watched two videos, each at least an hour long, released by Al-Shabaab and documenting the group’s attacks on the 10 biggest hotels in... More

Islam, modernity and Somali youths

An increasing number of Somali youths have recently been abandoning their religion, Islam, and have been unabashedly and openly discussing this fact on social... More

Did Farmajo renounce his U.S. Citizenship voluntarily?

Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, announced he relinquished his U.S. citizenship on August 1, 2019.  Farmajo was elected President... More

Somalia’s Jubbaland election: A battle between federalists and centrists

The Somali federal member state of Jubbaland, a state that hosts most of the Somali clans in its regions, will hold elections in the... More

Central Somalia state in crisis amid row with moderate Islamist group

Galmudug state was established on 14 August 2006 as local administration in Mudug. However, 11 clans in Mudug and Galgadud regions agreed to unite... More

Mogadishu terror attack: Who was Shawaqar Ibrahim Abdalla?

On Saturday, a regular working day in Somalia, members of the militant group Al-Shabaab stormed in a government building that hosts two ministries of... More