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It is time to tackle sexual abuse and domestic violence across the Horn of...

By Mark T. Jones In the Horn of Africa and elsewhere the daily litany of human wrongs involving crimes of sexual abuse and domestic violence... More

How climate insecurity could trigger more conflict in Somalia

By Andrew E. Yaw Tchie Climate change effects such as droughts, flash floods, erratic rainfall, disruption to the monsoon seasons, strong winds, cyclones, sandstorms, dust... 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... 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

Latest Features

Somali government destroys billboards of a prominent presidential candidate inside the airport

Somali government early this week destroyed bill boards owned by a prominent presidential candidate Dahir Gelle inside Mogadishu’s Aden Adde airport following orders by... More

Central Somalia town of Hobyo gets its first High School to boost education

Hobyo, Somalia (Somali Affairs/Horn Observer) Hundreds of primary leavers in Central Somalia town of Hobyo have reason to smile as the first secondary school... More

First batch of Somali women police unit to train in Turkey

First batch of Somali Women police flew to Turkey for training on Monday, in a bit to strengthen the Somalia’s security sector in women’s... More

AMISOM Kenya contingent supports women in Kismayo

Kismayo, Somalia – Female soldiers of Kenyan Defence Forces, KDF, serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia, AMISOM, on Saturday donated foodstuffs and... More