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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


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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