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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Somali Affairs

Farmaajo and the Politics of Instability

By Abdifatah Ali Googe Following the collapse of the government in 1991, Somalia experienced all forms of distraction including years of anarchy, chronic civil war,... More

Preaching vs Practice: Is Hassan Dahir Aweys the right person to give a fatwa?

It's always useful, or at least fine, to hear the advice of those who have the expertise of a particular subject. Religion and faith... More

Somali Journalists Join the Rest of the World to Mark International Day to End...

Mogadishu, Somalia - the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) with support from UN Women and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today commemorated... More

NUSOJ condemns closure of TV station in Somaliland as crackdown on media “worrying”

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) vigorously condemns the raid against the privately-owned HORYAAL 24 TV headquarters in Hargeisa by Somaliland security forces... More

NUSOJ condemns the blocking of a news website as it “restricts the right to...

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) calls on the Puntland authorities to rescind the blocking of a news website (puntlandtimes.com) that the internet... More

IFJ delegation highlights the plight of journalists to the Somali Head of State

Leaders of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) met yesterday the President of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmaajo, at Villa Somalia - Somalia’s governing... More

NUSOJ mourns killing of cameraman in Somalia’s Lower Shabelle region

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) today called for safety and improvements in working conditions as a top priority for Somali journalists who... More

Remembering Slain Mayor of Mogadishu: Abdirahman Omar Osman (Eng. Yarisow)

The late Governor and mayor of Mogadishu Abdirahman Omar Osman, also known as Engineer Yarisow, was a good friend; we have both joined 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

Somalia: 59 years on, it’s time to rise above sub-national identities

Providing new political vision that resuscitate the lost spirit of Somalinimo to eventually reunite the strength in the larger interest of the nation. As we... More