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.

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.

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Editorial Keydmedia Online | 13 January 2013

Less than two years ago, its capital was a war zone. No longer - Eighteen months ago, central Mogadishu was like an African Stalingrad. The heat may have been equatorial but everything else seemed strangely familiar: a dirty cat-and-mouse war, often fought hand to hand among the spectacularly bombed-out ruins of a once-thriving city centre.

‘Mogadishu is like Manhattan’: Somalis return home to accelerate progress

Editorial Keydmedia Online | 12 January 2013

Laila Ali - The sound of bullets that was once so common in the Somali capital of Mogadishu has been replaced by the noise of construction. New buildings and business are emerging from the carnage and lawlessness that pervaded the east African country for more than two decades.

Rape flourishes in Mogadishu’s IDP camps

Editorial Keydmedia Online | 7 January 2013

By Laila Ali - Having fled violence in their home regions, Somali women remain at risk from sexual predators while in temporary homes.

Ethiopia, Kenya decided to takeover Somalia

Editorial Keydmedia Online | 15 December 2012

Mr. Mohamud M Uluso - In implementing their recently concluded regional security cooperation agreement and reaffirming their indefinite military occupation of Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya have decided to takeover and perhaps later annex Somalia under the cover of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD).

IGAD Strategy for Jubbaland creates ghetto satellites in Somalia

Editorial Keydmedia Online | 23 November 2012

By Mr. Mohamud M Uluso - Besides terrorism threats, the federal government of Somalia faces other threats emanating from three different but self-reinforcing sources. These threats would derail the achievement of peace, stability and self governance in Somalia.

Bitter regional war looming in southern Somalia

Editorial Keydmedia Online | 21 November 2012

Wagosha - The capture of Kismayo by Kenyan and Ogaden militants last month was received with mixed reactions. The international community led the US welcomed the defeat of Al-Shabab, which became an obstacle to Somalia peace process for so long.

Somalia: Assessing Turkey’s Role in Somalia

Editorial Keydmedia Online | 18 October 2012

nternational Crisis Group - Turkey is the newest country to intervene in Somalia and its involvement has produced some positive results. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo?an’s courageous visit to Mogadishu in August 2011 at the height of the famine and his decision to open an embassy gave fresh impetus to efforts to establish lasting peace.

MIGRATION: Teenage migrants “trapped” in Greece

Editorial Keydmedia Online | 18 October 2012

ATHENS/LESBOS, 17 October 2012 (IRIN) - By early evening, Alexandra Park in central Athens starts to fill up with young, male migrants. They gather on benches, and some even kick a ball around, but they are not here for recreation - this is where they sleep, hoping their numbers will provide some protection from sexual predation and racist attacks.

Unstable Addis, Nairobi governments to derail Somalia’s peace process

Editorial Keydmedia Online | 11 October 2012

By Drs Fatuma Lamungu Nur - It’s an open secret that Somalia’s failure is the result of miscalculated Somali foreign policies since the independence in 1960.

Ogaden men in Kenya army launch “Operation kill and exterminate” in Somalia’s Jubbaland

Editorial Keydmedia Online | 26 September 2012

By Drs Fatuma Lamungu Nur - It was a shame to Kenyan military Spokesman Cyrus Oguna, when he said Kenya was not in Somalia to help a certain clan in its operation to capture Kismaayo and Jubbaland areas.

Nuruddin Farah: a life in writing

Editorial Keydmedia Online | 22 September 2012

By Maya Jaggi - 'Somalia is no longer what it was. It's past reconstruction. How can you reconstruct a country that's self-destructing continuously?'

Somalia Selects an Activist as Leader

Editorial Keydmedia Online | 11 September 2012

By MOHAMMED IBRAHIM - Hassan Sheik Mohamud, a moderate political activist and academic, took on one of the world’s most challenging political posts on Monday after members of Somalia’s newly created Parliament elected him the country’s next president.

Australian accused of funding private Somali army - Watch the Video

Editorial Keydmedia Online | 4 September 2012

United Nations investigators say an Australian citizen is helping to fund and run a "private army" for the president of Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region.

Mogadishu Safer, but Still Dangerous

Editorial Keydmedia Online | 25 August 2012

MOGADISHU — Today whoever visits Somalia's capital will tell you how significantly security has improved in the city. Ordinary Somalis don’t have to face the constant street fighting they endured during the last two decades. But those involved in the process of bringing stable institutions and government to the war-torn country still face an element of danger. Targeted killings in the city are on the rise.

Turks provide aid in Mogadishu, Somalia, where others fear to tread

Editorial Keydmedia Online | 8 August 2012

MOGADISHU, Somalia — On the edge of Somalia’s battered capital of Mogadishu, on a hilltop overlooking the Indian Ocean, there’s an unlikely oasis of white tents laid out in perfect rows, where foreigners mingle with locals, a bakery provides free fresh bread daily and even the sandy floors are swept.