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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Journal Sentinel Online - A boyhood friend-turned-militia fighter told him to leave the country or face death.

The Somalia Model - Israel’s Plan for Syria

Editorial Keydmedia Online | 1 August 2012

By ISRAEL SHAMIR - Israel retains its ability to control the Syrian ‘Islamist’ rebels. Netanyahu is not worried about Syria’s possible disintegration.

Leaked Monitoring group’s report sheds light on widespread corruptionon by senior TFG officials

Editorial Keydmedia Online | 15 July 2012

A summary report by Hiiraan Online - The monitoring group's report outlines how TFG misappropriated funds and the general mismanagement of passport production and key revenue generating authorities includingMogadishu Portand Airport Authority and funds received from leading financial companies and telecom operators.

Leaked Documents Corruption within the TFG

Editorial Keydmedia Online | 15 July 2012

I am sure that many of you know that the monitoring group report on Somalia is leaked and I was able to get hold of the 400 page report. The level of corruption within the TFG leadership is unimaginable (mismanagement of funds, passport revenue, printing money) at the detriment of poor Somalis.

Better die defending your rights than accepting slavery in your own land

Editorial Keydmedia Online | 6 July 2012

Nairobi (Keydmedia) - The recent Nairobi conference by Kenya, IGAD, AU and UN is another misfortune that will remain in the hearts of many Somalis, and it’s again showing how the international community is using a negative approach to resolve the crisis in Jubbaland regions.

Somalia: Presidential Elections - Six Ways to Win Power

Editorial Keydmedia Online | 3 July 2012

ANALYSIS by Abdi Aynte - After 12 years of feeble transitional governments, Somalia is slated to have a permanent administration that theoretically will be able to borrow money from the World Bank, sign binding bilateral treaties and buy weapons from the world markets - some of the many things transitional governments were unable to do.

Big money in little Mogadishu

Editorial Keydmedia Online | 29 June 2012

Nairobi (Keydmedia) - On a visit to a bank in Eastleigh, a Nairobi neighbourhood, Richard Etemesi was taken aback by the appearance of a customer. “He had dollars all over his body – in his socks, his belt; he was just piling out cash, half undressed in the branch manager’s office,” says the chief executive of Kenya’s Standard Chartered bank.

History of Cannibalism

Editorial Keydmedia Online | 16 June 2012

London (Keydmedia) - According to anthropologists, there are various forms of cannibalism. These include survival cannibalism, ritual cannibalism, the eating of one's own dead identified as endocannibalism and excannibalism, the eating of outsiders.

Message from Istanbul II Conference to the Citizens of Somalia

Editorial Keydmedia Online | 7 June 2012

Mr. Mohamud M Uluso - The Conference on Somalia which ended in Istanbul, Turkey on June 1st, 2012 has clearly demarcated the pathway to Somalia’s rebirth on the assumption that the Citizens of Somalia are willing and determined to unite and fulfill the first precondition of a comprehensive five (5) points plan for rebuilding the failed state of Somalia.

Will Istanbul Conference engender a common vision for Somalia?

Editorial Keydmedia Online | 1 June 2012

Mr. Mohamud M. Uluso - The succor of Turkish government to the people of Somalia has caused different reactions. First, it has uplifted the hope and spirit of the Somali people afflicted by the combination of civil war, famine, brutal rule of Al-Shabab, the abuses of corrupted Transitional Federal Government (TFG) and the dividing and disempowering policies of the international community.

Somalia - No Justification for Ratifying the Draft Constitution

Editorial Keydmedia Online | 20 May 2012

Mr. Mohamud M Uluso - In due consideration of the widespread opposition to the draft constitution, the international community and the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) should honour the opinions of the concerned Somali stakeholders and desist from its crooked ratification.

Commentary: United Nations is getting Somalia all wrong … again!

Editorial Keydmedia Online | 13 May 2012

By Joakim Gundel - The UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia, Augustine P. Mahiga, and head of United Nations Political Office for Somalia (UNPOS) appear in need of a serious reality check. The latest statement by his office in which he is “congratulating the Somali people and the TFG on the inauguration of the Traditional Elders in Mogadishu on May 5” is disappointing to say the least.

Draft Constitution challenges Somalia’s will for nationhood

Editorial Keydmedia Online | 8 May 2012

Mr. Mohamud M Uluso - The debate on the Constitution-Making Process in Somalia shifted to a perilous level after the international community demanded IGAD to submit the list of the critics –labeled “spoilers” of the peace process of Somalia for referral to the International Criminal Court and to the UN Security Council for incontestable harsh punishment (**).

Ali M. Mohamed Aden: U.N. must support the 1961 Somali Constitution

Editorial Keydmedia Online | 7 May 2012

Prof. Ali M. Mohamed Aden - The draft national constitution under consideration for Somalia — one that is supported by the United Nations — would create further destabilization, which could result in that country's further descent into chaos.

Draft Constitution: An instrument for balkanization and brutalization of Somalia

Editorial Keydmedia Online | 30 April 2012

By Mr. Mohamud M. Uluso - The people of Somalia face the looming dreadful reality of becoming a vanished nation/country because of the Draft Constitution soon to be rubber stamped through fraudulent political and legal process.