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The Election Battleground:

The Galmudug Race & the Problem of Farmajo

Analysis Keydmedia Online | 2 August 2021

The political battle in the senate is more controversial and competitive in Galmudug than anywhere in the country for the 2021 elections.

Illegal Fishing Returns to Somalia’s Waters

Report Keydmedia Online | 8 July 2021

Once the most pirate-infested region on the planet, the waters off the coast of Somalia are now home to a different maritime crime - illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, according to a new report by the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime.

Al-Shabab: The War That Should Have Ended

Analysis Mohamed Mubarak | 6 July 2021

In exactly a month from today, it will be 10 years after Al-Shabab was forced to withdraw from Mogadishu. Low on ammunition and morale, the group made a strategic decision to revert to a guerrilla campaign. Ten years later, and after having been forced to adapt to newer and ever-escalating threats, today AS is stronger and richer than the day it abandoned its campaign to take the capital.

Keydmedia Lists

News Keydmedia Online | 29 November 2021

Yasin, who is Qatar’s man in Somalia travels frequently to Doha as he tries to continue his influence in Mogadishu. He is currently serving as national security advisor to Farmajo.

Southwest elects more MPs to join 11th Somali assembly

News Keydmedia Online | 28 November 2021

Puntland, Jubaland, and HirShabelle are yet to kick off the voting exercise due to internal crises and disputes in the polling stations.

Tension simmers as troops stage mutiny in Puntland

News Keydmedia Online | 28 November 2021

The latest reports indicate that members of Darwish forces have joined the mutiny, saying they are not ready to fight against their fellow soldiers fighting for their rights.

Editorial 13 May 2021 2:35

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.

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. 

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.

The Consequences of President Farmajo’s Two-Year Term Extension

Article Keydmedia Online | 14 April 2021

A new dawn embarked for Somalis today after thirty years of the collapse of the Siad Barre regime that grabbed power from the people of Somalia in 1969. The regime collapsed after twenty one years of terror, and disregard for human rights. 

WorldRemit founder Ismail Ahmed launches $500m Somaliland fund

Article Keydmedia Online | 8 April 2021

WorldRemit’s founder, chairman, and former CEO for eight years, Ismail Ahmed, has launched a new foundation fund to drive entrepreneurial development in Somaliland.

Somali President Farmajo Disregarded the Constitution and Embraced Dictator’s Playbook

Editorial Mohamud M Uluso | 17 March 2021

Somali patriots, including moderate Islamists are haunted by how candidate Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo” fooled them when they enthusiastically took to the streets of Mogadishu to celebrate his election in February 2017, and to the media chanting “please take us to Farmajo.” 

Somalia: Walking On A Tightrope Of Human Rights And COVID

Editorial Dr. Sadia Ali Aden | 6 March 2021

At the outset let me say this: It is an inherent human right to protest and express one’s views and political belief without being subjected to suppression or harassment. However, with freedom comes responsibility. In this time of the deadly pandemic, common sense dictates that public gatherings of protest must be COVID-compliant. 

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.

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.