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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

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

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Stigma and Business Failure: The story of Somali barbershop owner

I have a passion for the world of entrepreneurs. I tried many different types of business for many years, but my last one was... More

Opinion: Ethiopia’s Civil War: The Tigray Conflict

Civil war breaks out between  the Ethiopian federal government,  led  by  the  Noble Peace Prize-winning Prime  Minister Abiy Ahmed,  and  defiant authority  in  its ... More

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