Somali president calls for united front against Al-Shabaab

On 1st October, US military killed a founder of Al-Shabaab named Abdullahi Nadir in a drone strike near Jilib within the Middle Jubba region, the main stronghold of the group in southern Somalia.

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Separation of Powers Between Somali Parliament, President, and Executive

Separation of Powers Between Somali Parliament, President, and Executive

Finally, on April 14, 2022, the Somali people and the international partners of Somalia breathed a sigh of relief on witnessing the swearing in of the selected/elected members of the 11th Federal Parliament (FP) after one year and four months from the expiration of the mandate of the 10th FP which created absence of legitimate government and political upheavals.

Somalis revolutionised the face of money transfers worldwide

Somalis revolutionised the face of money transfers worldwide

The money transfer industry in Somalia is one of the most developed in the world, to the point that some call the Somali system revolutionary. 

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Why is the American right waging a stealth neocolonial assault on Somalia?

Why is the American right waging a stealth neocolonial assault on Somalia?

In a nutshell, a partnership with the U.S., as envisioned in this legislation, would provide Somaliland with the financial and military wherewithal it needs to make separation from Somalia a fait accompli. It would also lend Somaliland a mantle of legitimacy.

US withdrawal in Somalia has strengthened hand of al-Shabab terrorists, top officials say

US withdrawal in Somalia has strengthened hand of al-Shabab terrorists, top officials say

Special operations forces had been assisting local units for several years in battling al-Shabab, which is linked to al-Qaida. But shortly before leaving office, President Donald Trump ordered some 700 U.S. troops out of Somalia.

Somalia’s Dangerous Authoritarian Turn

Somalia’s Dangerous Authoritarian Turn

Until recently, Somalia was on an upward trajectory. Although it continued to struggle with piracy, famine, and terrorism, the country was turning the corner after decades of bloody civil war.

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As Farmaajo digs in with Qatari backing, Somalia’s election

In March, the Kenyan government issued an ultimatum to the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR): Create a plan to close two camps that host more than 430,000 refugees, or we will forcibly expel them to their home countries immediately. However, refugees say forced repatriation is not a humane option.

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Who is Somalia’s new controversial Intelligence chief Yasin Farey?

Who is Somalia’s new controversial Intelligence chief Yasin Farey?

Yasin Farey has no educational background or military skills and his colleagues in NISA call him "the unwise man". He was appointed by the outgoing President Farmajo as the Director of the most powerful security agency in Somalia? This is his story.

The Galmudug Race & the Problem of Farmajo

The Galmudug Race & the Problem of Farmajo

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

Illegal Fishing Returns to Somalia’s Waters

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

Al-Shabab: The War That Should Have Ended

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.

Ethiopia: Uncertainty in Tigray after rebels take control of restive north

Ethiopia: Uncertainty in Tigray after rebels take control of restive north

Supporters of rebel forces in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region have been celebrating as Eritrean forces left the town of Shire. But, However, since rebels took control of the capital of Tigray, there is uncertainty in the restive north.

Kenya might expel refugees to their home countries

Kenya might expel refugees to their home countries

In March, the Kenyan government issued an ultimatum to the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR): Create a plan to close two camps that host more than 430,000 refugees, or we will forcibly expel them to their home countries immediately. However, refugees say forced repatriation is not a humane option.

Farmaajo: We Have No One Else to Blame

Farmaajo: We Have No One Else to Blame

I read your article on Foreign Policy with keen eyes and interest. While whining from public officials does not deserve response from any sensible citizen of the Republic of Somalia, I felt compelled to counter false narrative with more objective analysis. 

City of Cape Town mass shootings targeted Somalis

City of Cape Town mass shootings targeted Somalis

At least 24 Somali shopkeepers and owners have been killed since January, according to the Somali Community Board of South Africa, which blames police inaction for the unabated extortion of foreign-owned businesses and killings in the townships.