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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... 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

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

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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... 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