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Re-visiting the Federal system of Somalia The Case of Hir-Shabelle

Introduction There are quite a lot of historical incidents that justify and can be of reference to the internal driving forces of a federal system... More

Somalia’s 2020/2021 election scenarios amid year of challenges

Elections in Somalia are approaching, with the mandate of the current parliament set to end in 8 months and that of the president in... More

Kudos Somalia for debt relief milestone but there’s a long way to go

My congratulations to the federal government for successfully guiding Somalia through the third stage of the debt relief process. It is, however, not good... More

Confronting Farmaajo, Saving Somalia: Now or Never!

By Abdullahi Samoow Abdullahisamoow@gmail.com On the 8th of February 2017, Somalis at home and abroad gathered in front of the TV screens to watch the presidential... More

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

Somalia’s electoral law debate: A compromise model for 2020/21 polls

The draft electoral law, revised by the parliamentary committee that was assigned that task, is being debated. Discussions are mostly going in one direction,... 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

IMF flawed approach to Somalia masks deep governance failure

Somalia, 15th October 2019: After 20 years of state-building efforts, is precipitously descending again into deep civil strife because of autocratic, corrupt, incompetent, divisive,... 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

Did Farmajo renounce his U.S. Citizenship voluntarily?

Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, announced he relinquished his U.S. citizenship on August 1, 2019.  Farmajo was elected President... More

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Re-visiting the Federal system of Somalia The Case of Hir-Shabelle

Introduction There are quite a lot of historical incidents that justify and can be of reference to the internal driving forces of a federal system... More

Somalia’s 2020/2021 election scenarios amid year of challenges

Elections in Somalia are approaching, with the mandate of the current parliament set to end in 8 months and that of the president in... More

Kudos Somalia for debt relief milestone but there’s a long way to go

My congratulations to the federal government for successfully guiding Somalia through the third stage of the debt relief process. It is, however, not good... More

Confronting Farmaajo, Saving Somalia: Now or Never!

By Abdullahi Samoow Abdullahisamoow@gmail.com On the 8th of February 2017, Somalis at home and abroad gathered in front of the TV screens to watch the presidential... More

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