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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Al Shabab Lays a Trap for Kenya

Article Keydmedia Online | 2 July 2014

For much of the past half century, Kenya has cultivated an image as a peaceful oasis in a region dogged by violence and unrest. “Kenya, hakuna matata” (“No worries in Kenya”) is the unofficial motto on T-shirts peddled to the thousands of tourists who flock the East African country’s sandy beaches and safari parks every year.

Dirty Blood Operating Inside the Architects of the Social System

Article Keydmedia Online | 15 May 2014

Dr. Said Mohamud — Every country is proud of its new generations who positively contribute to the well-being of their social changes. The society is benefiting greatly from the advancement created by their new blood in the values added to the development of the new products and services in technology, science, and social welfare.

Somalia: African solutions for African problems?

Article Keydmedia Online | 10 May 2014

Abukar Arman — Interventions from neighbours have not brought Somalia the promised peace. One of the most potent intoxicants in Africa today is the canned phrase "African solutions for African problems".

British aid money invested in gated communities and shopping centres

Article Keydmedia Online | 3 May 2014

Claire Provost — Millions of pounds of British aid money to tackle poverty overseas has been invested in builders of gated communities, shopping centres and luxury property in poor countries, the Guardian can reveal.

Kenya arrests, deports Somalis as reports of police abuse emerge

Article Keydmedia Online | 19 April 2014

Nairobi (KON) - If you have a beard or wear loose-fitting clothing associated with Muslims, you will be targeted, Omar bin Omar says as police carried out a security sweep of Somali neighborhoods amid alleged police abuses.

Puntland Is for Pirates

Article Keydmedia Online | 10 April 2014

Why are convicted high-seas bandits being sent to the Somali region that profits from their crimes? — Mowlid Ahmed Abidoon stands quietly in the small prison cell where he has lived for nearly two years. Slot windows on one wall let in only a little sunlight, leaving his face almost entirely obscured in darkness. Yet there are splashes of color all around: The room's bunk beds are covered in sheets with bright floral and geometric patterns, over which hang canopies of blue mosquito nets -- cells within the cell.

Is Kenya’s heavy-handed response to security threats justifiable?

Article Keydmedia Online | 5 April 2014

Abdullahi Boru Halakhe — The Kenyan police raid of Masjid Musa in February and the April 1 assassination of Islamic preacher Abubakar Shariff in the coastal city of Mombasa reveals the pernicious cost of the aggressive counter-terrorism campaign led by an unreformed Kenyan police.

The Controversy over Clan Cleansing between Mohamed Haji Ingiriis and Lidwien Kapteijns

Article Keydmedia Online | 23 March 2014

Recently, there has been a discordant debate about the notion of clan cleansing in Somali society upon the publication of Lidwien Kapteijn’s controversial book. The most penetrating review of the book was made by Mohamed Haji Ingiriis who has designated it a myth.

Saudis’ Mass Expulsions Putting Somalis in Danger

Article Keydmedia Online | 19 March 2014

Nairobi (KON) - In 2013, Mohamed, a 22-year old Somali, was making a living washing cars in Saudi Arabia. Late that year, due to increasing government pressure on employers of undocumented workers, he was fired.

“Clan monopoly on violence” is what UN wants in Somalia

Article Keydmedia Online | 3 March 2014

Mohamud M Uluso — The unethical practice of UN Somalia and Eritrea Monitoring Group (SEMG) to leak disputed allegations to the media for vilification of Somali leaders and clans has done huge disservice to the efforts of statebuilding in Somalia and reinforced public distrust about foreigner powers’ intentions.

Myths about Federalism in Somalia

Article Keydmedia Online | 16 February 2014

Mohamud M Uluso —— In the context of Somali political culture and discourse, it should be clear by now that the meaning of the principle of “federalism in Somalia” is completely different from the one of political power decentralization for governance explored in the legal and political literature.