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Sunday, February 23, 2020

Confusion and criticism over removal of Somali National Army deputy commander

Opposition leader Abdirahman Abdishakur Warsame has faulted constant changes to the leadership of the national army, after President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo on 20 February... More

President signs Somali national electoral law

President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has signed the national electoral bill into law, after it was approved by both houses of parliament. The president, who attended... More

SJS condemns multiple arrests against journalists in Somalia’s Hirshabelle and Puntland

MOGADISHU, Somalia, 20 February, 2020 – Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) condemns the arbitrary arrests against four journalists in the towns of Galkayo and Bulo-Burte... More

Ethiopian finance minister in Hargeysa to push for Abiy, Farmajo visit

Ethiopia’s Finance Minister Ahmed Shide has paid an unannounced visit to the capital of Somaliland Hargeysa. A delegation led by Shide arrived in Hargeisa today... More

Al-Shabaab claim killing 72 Somali soldiers in two deadly attacks

Al-Shabaab has claimed to have killed over 70 soldiers in the past 12 hours following two deadly attacks that separately occurred in El Salini... 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 (FRS) and opting... 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

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