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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

IGAD leaders discuss Covid-19 response via video conference

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo attended an emergency meeting with leaders of IGAD countries to discuss the response to the deadly Covid-19 virus that... More

Slain Nugal governor buried in Puntland capital Garowe

Slain Governor of Nugal Region Abdisalam Hassan Hersi was today buried in the Puntland capital, Garowe. Governor Hersi succumbed to injuries he sustained after a... More

AU forces in Somalia close Halane camp after Covid-19 case

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has imposed strict measures on access to its military base at the Halane centre. This was announced in... More

Somali army says killed 142 Al-Shabaab militants since capturing Janale

The Somali National Army has said that more than 100 Al-Shabaab fighters have been killed in recent operations in Janale after the army took... More

Puntland’s Nugal governor wounded in suicide attack claimed by Al-Shabaab

Nugal Region Governor Abdisalam Hassan Hersi and former regional police chief Farah Galangoli were today wounded in a suicide attack in front of the... More

Recklessness of current Somali leaders risk sparking new civil war

Last year’s Kuumade community meeting in Kismayo, the Habargidir one that was held in Hobyo, the Mudullod consultative meeting that opened in Mogadishu, the upcoming Puntland clans’... More

Somalia: Fear of public unrest over unconstitutional, impractical electoral law

The sudden policy change of the International Community in abandoning the support of democratic system of governance for building the Federal Republic of Somalia... More

Government still has chance to form inclusive Galmudug administration

In recent days, there have been growing complaints from political stakeholders of Somalia’s Galmudug regional state over the formation of a new administration for... 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... 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