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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

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

Top Opinions

Lack of leadership created a constitutional crisis in Somalia

by Harbi Farah It has been over 30 years since Somalia descended into full civil war which turned the country into a failed state. Of... More

Climate action for people and planet: The time is now

By António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations In this pivotal year for humanity, now is the time for bold climate action. The science is irrefutable... More

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

The Tragedy of Somali Foreign Policy

By Ahmed Roble “More than ever, foreign policy is economic policy. The World is competing for resources and global markets.”   John Kerry.               Historical Background The strategic... More

The Consequences of President Farmajo’s Two-Year Term Extension

by Abdirizak M. Diis A new dawn embarked for Somalis today after thirty years of the collapse of the Siad Barre regime that grabbed power... More