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Sunday, February 23, 2020

 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

MY MOTHER’S FOOTSTEPS

My mother’s first professional job was as a Certified Nurse. I followed her footsteps and today my primary occupation is as a Registered Nurse.... More

In defense of Somali disunity

US policy toward Somalia is anchored in the idea that a unitary Somalia best stabilizes the country and enables it to secure its territory.... More

Top Opinions

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