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France signs $306m debt relief deal with Somalia

Somalia and France have signed a deal to cancel debts amounting to $306m that Mogadishu owed to Paris, Finance Minister Abdirahman Dualeh Beileh has... More

CIA officer killed in Somalia – reports

A CIA officer was killed in Somalia last weekend after the vehicle he was travelling in with US-trained Somali special forces was reportedly targeted... More

Somali presidential candidates threaten to hold own elections

Somali opposition presidential candidates have threatened to hold parallel elections if the federal government does not disband recently appointed electoral bodies and if it... More

Somaliland committed to solving impasse with Somalia, says foreign minister

25 November 2020, (East African Business Week): Somaliland government says it remains committed in finding a lasting solution in the stalled talks with Somalia. Foreign... More

Somali state TV accused of refusing to air presidential candidates’ meeting

The state-owned Somali National TV (SNTV) has been accused of refusing to cover the conference of the presidential candidates which has been ongoing in... More

Somalia’s newly-formed poll body is dominated by pro-government figures

SomaliAffairs Editorial on the newly-appointed Indirect Electoral Implementation committees of FEIC, FMSEMCs and IDRC Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble’s appointment of the Indirect Electoral Implementation committees of... More

Who will win Somalia’s upcoming presidential election?

Somalia will hold a presidential election on 8 February 2021, when President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo's term in office ends. Top contenders include the president, former... More

Somalia’s Dusamareb Conference: Make or break moment for President Farmajo

President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo's invitation to regional state leaders for talks in Mogadishu failed because he did not fulfil the promises he made at... More

Is Somali gov’t hiding something on delay of case with Kenya at ICJ?

On 19 May, the Federal Government of Somalia announced that the International Court of Justice (ICJ) had postponed public hearings on the maritime border... More

Somali media under siege from both government and militants

Journalists in Somalia, one of the world's worst places to be a media worker, face relentless harassment and intimidation from local state and non-state... More

Why Somali gov’t is unmoved by the Jubbaland leader’s reconciliation efforts

The Somali Federal Government remains silent on the reconciliation between Jubbaland President Ahmed Mohamed Islam, aka Ahmed Madobe, and his main rivals in the... More

Somalis’ built up frustrations at risk of erupting

The recent protests in the capital Mogadishu were, perhaps, the first expression of years of built up frustration by the public. The Somali people, especially... More

COVID-19 impact on mental health in Somalia

The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked a disturbing negative impact on physical and mental health across the world, and Somalia is not excluded from the... More