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.

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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.”

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News Keydmedia Online | 22 January 2021

Also, the parliament's foreign affairs committee wrote a letter to Farmajo asking him to explain the fate of the youths dead or alive and immediately send a team to Asmara to investigate the shocking matter.

Int’l partners call for consensus on inclusive election Somalia

News Keydmedia Online | 20 January 2021

Also, the opposition presidential candidates called for the disbandment of the electoral commission packed with Farmajo allies and members of the National Intelligence and Security Agency [NISA].

Galmudug leader links journalists to terrorists for their work

News Keydmedia Online | 20 January 2021

He has accused the independent journalists of spreading Al-Shabaab propaganda by covering news related to the terror group’s attacks in Galmudug territory.

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Editorial 17 August 2014 14:48

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.


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.

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.

America on Somalia’s side

Editorial Keydmedia Online | 27 June 2014

Mr. Mohamud M Uluso — Lately, major news headlines on Somalia have diminished the hope for relief of the human suffering in Somalia.

Somalia: IGAD, UN, and EU ousted President Hassan

Editorial Keydmedia Online | 7 June 2014

Mohamud M Uluso — On May 5th, more than 100 parliamentarians signed a letter calling President Hassan to resign immediately. Then, on May 27, 2014, the Intern-Governmental Authority on Development (Ethiopia and Kenya), the United Nations (UN), and the European Union (EU) issued a follow up Joint Statement that ousted (President) Hassan and promoted Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed as their designated local partner.

Mogadishu: THE LITMUS test for the Somali government

Editorial Keydmedia Online | 29 May 2014

Sayidomar Yasin Sheikh — The Somalia’s conundrum, solving it, determines who to win and who to fail in spreading the government suit to all over Somalia, the nub of the Somali’s problem, some got trapped in it to death, others skillfully unraveled it but could not maintain the result to the end!, still the perfect testing ground for any Somali policy driver – Mogadishu, the riddle which challenged the whole world.