News Keydmedia Online | 26 February 2021

Long lines and waiting time at Martini Hospital, shortage of equipment and the fear of a more infectious variant of the virus: The residents of Mogadishu are once again at the center of the deadly virus outbreak.

Why Civil War is About to Erupt in Somalia

Analysis Michael Rubin | 24 February 2021

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

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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.

General Mohamed Nur Galaal

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.

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News Keydmedia Online | 28 January 2021

Ali Jamac Dhoodi thought his son was working as a security guard in Qatar, helping prepare for next year’s soccer World Cup. Then one day last April, officials from Somalia’s National Intelligence Agency arrived with $10,000 in cash.


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.


Articles from a year ago

Keydmedia Time Machine

Article 25 August 2014 20:30

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

Part 4: A Different Perspective For Long Lasting Peace And Stability In Somalia

Editorial Dr. Mohamed Warsame ‘Kimiko’ | 23 August 2014

Keydmedia Online - Dr. Mohamed Warsame 'Kimiko' - « Previous Page | The Role of Warlords in Exacerbating Crisis — The evolution of the Warlord/Faction Leaders phenomenon — Knowledge of both the background and an understanding of the reality on the ground are necessary elements in the search for appropriate approaches and solutions to Somalia’s prolonged political crisis.

Part 3: A Different Perspective For Long Lasting Peace And Stability In Somalia

Editorial Dr. Mohamed Warsame ‘Kimiko’ | 19 August 2014

Keydmedia Online - Dr. Mohamed Warsame 'Kimiko' - « Previous Page | This book is an attempt to present a brief but yet complete and clear picture of the socio-political landscape of Somalia and offer some concrete suggestions that will solve the country’s seemingly intractable political crisis.


KENYA: 100 TERROR RELATED ATTACKS IN THREE YEARS

Article Keydmedia Online | 18 August 2014

Nairobi (KON) - At least 370 people have been killed and over 1,075 others injured in terrorist attacks since October 2011 when Kenya took the war against terror to the Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab terror group in Somalia, according to an analysis of reports by The Standard.

Recovery of Somalia’s Overseas Assets: Ill-considered priority

Editorial Keydmedia Online | 17 August 2014

Mohamud M Uluso — The accusations for corruption and abetting terrorism against the federal government gained momentum and credence for the discovery of substantive evidence.

My SMS relationship with al-Shabab

Article Keydmedia Online | 17 August 2014

Mary Harper — Al-Shabab, the militant Islamist group operating in Somalia and Kenya, likes to communicate with journalists by SMS. But receiving their text messages and talking to them on the phone can be an unnerving, and at times surreal, experience.

Ugly Clan Federalism Sparks Fresh Turmoil

Editorial Keydmedia Online | 10 August 2014

Mohamud M Uluso — The formation of federal Member States (FMS) without legal and political consensus sparks fresh political and social turmoil in all regions of Somalia. It is unequivocally clear that the federal system based on clan ownership of territory has become major obstacle to national reconciliation, peacebuilding, and statebuilding in Somalia. It polluted the notion of state, citizenship, and Islamic values and intensified clan rivalry and vanity within the Somali society everywhere.


Somalia Sees Oil Results This Year as BP, Exxon Wooed

Article Keydmedia Online | 5 August 2014

Somalia expects to complete an assessment of its oil and gas potential this year as security gains in the battle against al-Qaeda militants enable foreign investors to return, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud said.

IMAGINE: SOMALIA UNDER IGAD TRUSTEESHIP IN 2016

Editorial Keydmedia Online | 24 July 2014

Ambassador Mohamed Osman Omar — The story you read is partially fact and partially fiction about what would happen at the end of the tenure of the present Federal Administration and the term of office of the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia and if the promised election fails to take place in September 2016.

Mid July Analysis of Somalia

Article Keydmedia Online | 19 July 2014

Samatalis Haille — Fourteen people were killed in Somalia since July 10th, this year, up to day, July 16th, 2014. This is very conservative estimate based on wide variety of public sources. Other reports did exist but I was not able to confirm them.

Somalia: Beleaguered President sought relief in divisive clan federalism

Editorial Keydmedia Online | 12 July 2014

Mohamud M Uluso — In violation of the Provisional Constitution, the law on establishing local administrations (districts and regions before federal states), the recommendations of the “Vision 2016 Conference” held in Mogadishu in September 2-6 2013, the mandates of the Ministry of Interior and Federalism, the purpose of Boundaries and Federation Commission, and the impartial mediation between two rival groups, on June 23, 2014, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud presided a ceremony at Villa Somalia in which he declared the formation of Southwest Federal Member State composed of three regions (SW3)-Bay, Bakol, and Lower Shabelle and rejected the rival one of six regions (SW6) which included Jubbaland State regions- Lower Jubba, Middle Jubba, and Gedo.