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Former presidents Mahmud and Sharif hold meeting with Speaker of Lower House of Parliament

Former presidents Hassan Sheikh Mahmud and Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed have held a meeting with the Speaker of the Lower House of Parliament Mohamed... More

Meeting between Somali president, regional leaders fails to materialize

A planned conference bringing together leaders of the federal government and regional states in Mogadishu, the first of its kind in two years, has... More

Somalia resumes local flights as coronavirus infections slow down

Local cargo and passenger flights have resumed in Somalia after months of closure precipitated by the global coronavirus pandemic. Ahmed Moalim Hassan of the Civil... More

Al-Shabaab kills Somalia’s Hirshabelle state MP between Jowhar and Bal’ad

The Militant group Al-Shabaaab has claimed responsibility for the killing of MP Mohamed Mahmud Siyad, a member of the Hirshabelle regional state parliament. The MP... More

Alarm over Somalia election dispute grows

A top pro-government religious scholar has warned of chaos should the country's political stakeholders fail to reach consensus on the 2020/21 elections. Sheikh Ali Wajis,... 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 case with Kenya,... 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

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... 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