News Keydmedia Online | 13 May 2021

This year's celebrations were muted due to the coronavirus that killed 753 people and infected 14,486 across Somalia since 2020, shattering the already fragile health system.

Somalia’s Elections: Failed illegal power usurpation and the way forward

Editorial Keydmedia Online | 13 May 2021

The current Somali government, whose mandate ended, came to power with the expectations of massive reforms in institutional and development settings. President Farmajo completed his term in office without paving the way for consensus-based elections; instead, he messed up the growing Somali institutions and the trust-building processes.

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Lack of leadership created a constitutional crisis in Somalia

Editorial Keydmedia Online | 19 April 2021

It has been over 30 years since Somalia descended into a full civil war which turned the country into a failed state. Of 70% of people in Somalia are under 30 and have never witnessed a properly functioning government institution, that keeps law and order with good governance structures. Prior to the civil war the country had gone through 21 years of dictatorship.

A Five-Point Plan for Addressing the Political Crisis in Somalia

Article Dr. Abdinasir Abdille Mohamed | 17 April 2021

As statements pour in from International Partners and various politicians from Federal and State levels, Somalia’s opaque future has approached what may be its most crucial junction in recent years.

Somalia’s President Extends Term by Two Years, Drawing Condemnation

Report Keydmedia Online | 15 April 2021

In a highly contentious move, Somalia’s president has extended his own term in office by two years, drawing condemnation from the United States and other allies who viewed it as a naked power grab that could upend faltering efforts to establish a functioning state in Somalia and defeat the insurgency by the extremist group Al Shabab.

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The minister said that the exam for the 2020/21 school year will kick off May 29 and ends on June 2, of this year. He has urged all students to take advantage of the extra time given to review their books.


What Press Freedom Looks Like in Somalia?

News Keydmedia Online | 3 May 2021

The media workers were threatened and intimidated at gunpoint, denied access to the information and sometimes their equipment was confiscated on daily incidences by Somali security forces in Mogadishu.

Why Farmaajo will not go

Somalia’s power-hungry president has taken his country to the brink

Analysis Keydmedia Online | 30 April 2021

MOHAMED ABDULLAHI MOHAMED, better known to his people as Farmaajo, was once a popular figure. Residents in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, welcomed him to the presidency in 2017 with celebratory gunfire. 


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Analysis Michael Rubin | 24 February 2021 16:26

Somalis and the international community now have a choice: civil war or Farmaajo’s exile. There is no longer a middle ground.

Impending Disastrous Dictatorship in Somalia Under Watch of Int’l. community

Editorial Keydmedia Online | 23 February 2021

The international community guards and finances the government of Somalia on regular basis. It spends billions of dollars on Somalia with the purpose of impeding Al-Shabab takeover of the country and keeping peace, stability and democratic process in order to enable the country to be independent for its own affairs in the future. 

As Farmaajo digs in with Qatari backing, Somalia’s election crisis grows worse

Analysis Keydmedia Online | 10 February 2021

Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo, whose presidential term ended on Feb. 7, 2021, was elected in February 2017 with the hope that he would build on his predecessor’s successes in improving Somalia’s economy and security situation and deliver on his campaign promises of eliminating the terrorist group al-Shabab and ending corruption.


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The Great military Chief

Article Keydmedia Online | 1 February 2021

For the last thirty years many people  were killed in the Somali violence. Fathers, mothers, grand fathers, grand mothers and children as little as infants were lost needlessly. In the  Islamic  and Somali cultures, it is forbidden to harm or kill women, children, religious leaders and traditional leaders and elderly people. It also forbidden to  attack civilian facilities including schools and hospitals according to the International law. Civilians can not be a deliberate military target by any circumstances.

A Nation must Think Before it Acts

The Way Forward for the United States in Somalia

Analysis Keydmedia Online | 14 January 2021

The United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) is on track to withdraw almost all U.S. forces from Somalia by January 15, 2021, providing a gratuitous public relations and operational windfall to al-Shabaab, Somalia’s potent al-Qaeda affiliate.

Resignation of President Farmajo Is the Right Option before Somalia Falls Apart

Analysis Mohamud M Uluso | 6 January 2021

The high level of political antagonism, public agitation, insecurity, and fear for violence afflicting Somalia demand the immediate resignation of President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo as the right option before Somalia falls apart. The most important task for all Somalis and international Partners is to defuse with urgency the current turmoil that is getting worse by the day.

Somalia Fears New US Airstrike Guidance Is Benefiting Al-Shabab

Report Keydmedia Online | 7 March 2021

U.S. defense and intelligence officials have long considered the Somalia-based al-Shabab one of the gravest threats emanating from Africa, targeting the group with 53 airstrikes in 2020 and  63 airstrikes in 2019.


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Guidelines for Democratic Clan Based 2016 Electoral Model

Analysis Mohamud M Uluso | 7 July 2020

Mohamud M Uluso - The purpose of this article is to provide rationale and guidelines for the adoption and implementation of “Clan Based 2016 Electoral Model” as the better option between the four Electoral models suggested by Somalia National Consultative Leadership Forum (SNCLF). 

Part 5: A Different Perspective For Long Lasting Peace And Stability In Somalia

Editorial Dr. Mohamed Warsame ‘Kimiko’ | 1 September 2014

Keydmedia Online - Dr. Mohamed Warsame 'Kimiko' - « Previous Page | The international community’s labeling of Warlords/Faction Leaders — The descriptive names given by the Somalis to the elements involved at their various stages of regression and the reasons why they do not consider them as leaders and deny them such labels have been sufficiently explained in the previous pages. However, for reasons of ease and uniformity henceforth we shall use the international community’s label: “Warlords or Faction Leaders”.

Somalia: Fiscal Budget and Federal Government legitimacy

Article Mohamud M Uluso | 31 August 2014

Mohamud M Uluso — Recently, I came across a document titled “Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) - Appropriation Act for the 2014 Budget,” consisting of Act No 00005 and financial statement. The theme (goals) of the Budget document is “enhancing State capacity for peace, justice, Economic Recovery Program (ERP) and Public financial Management.”

Summary executions in Somalia

Article Keydmedia Online | 25 August 2014

Laetitia Bader — Recent executions in Somalia put the quality of justice delivered by military courts into question.