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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 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

Somalia: One-person one vote election and 4.5 clan system are incompatible

The bicameral parliament committee tasked with the completion of election regulations has proposed the allocation of seven Upper House seats for Banadir Region, even... More

Re-visiting the Federal system of Somalia The Case of Hir-Shabelle

Introduction There are quite a lot of historical incidents that justify and can be of reference to the internal driving forces of a federal system... More

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