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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

Is Kenya inadvertently aiding Al-Shabaab?

Both being situated in the strategically advantageous location of the Horn of Africa, it goes without saying that Somalia and Kenya are forever linked... More

Somali war: A continuing result of United States foreign policy

Pentagon bombing operations against the Horn of Africa state of Somalia have killed numerous people over the last several weeks under the guise of... More

Should Puntland dispute freeze Somaliland autonomy?

Writing in The Hill, I argued that the United States should not channel all aid to Somalia through Mogadishu. To do so encourages corruption... More

Top Opinions

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