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Saturday, January 23, 2021

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

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

Somalia transition plan on track as Amisom begins exit

On April 30 2018, the African Union Peace and Security Council endorsed the Somalia transition plan. Since then, the AU Mission in Somalia (Amisom)... More

Challenges galore as new UN envoy arrives in Somalia

Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Somalia, Mr James Swan, is this week expected to arrive in Somalia. Weighty issues await the... More

A review of East African budgets: Somalia ‘lagging behind’

The Ministries of Finance in East African countries have presented their respective budgets. The finance ministers of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda presented their 2019/20... More

 US, EU, and UN Abandoned Joint Support to Democratic Governance in Somalia

The US led International Community (IC) played an influential role for the adoption of 2012 democratic Provisional Federal Constitution that established the Federal Republic... More

Morality and Public Office in Somalia

An exceptional personal moral standard is to be a prerequisite for holding high public office, particularly in the case of those whose task is... More

To Protect Africa’s Oceans, Stand Up to China

China is certainly not the only country with predatory fishing fleets, but its boats are the ones that have been invited into our territorial... More

Turkey’s Reliable Diplomacy in the Somalia-Somaliland Talks

Turkey plays a significant and important role in Africa, now it can bring Somalia and the Somaliland administration to the table and arbitrate a... More

Remembering Minister Abdirahman Hosh Jibril

It is obvious that we will all die one day as life is ultimately terminated with death; nevertheless, the sudden loss of Abdirahman Hosh... More

Top Opinions

Somalia: One-person one vote election and 4.5 clan system are incompatible

The bicameral parliament committee tasked with the completion of election regulations has proposed the allocation of seven Upper House seats for Banadir Region, even... More

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