Thursday, April 25, 2019

Somalia Opposition Elements Urge Farmajo To Respect Army Calls

Opposition parties have taken President Farmajo head-on, urging him to go take charge of the disgruntlement within the Somalia National Army occasioned by non-payment...

Somalia: Army Mutineers Keep Streaming into Mogadishu Abandoning Regional Garrisons

The saga of Somali National Army battalions leaving positions they manned in outlying regions, especially in Central and Lower Shabelle, flanking the Somalia capital...

Kenya Planning to Close Dadaab Refugee Camp in August

Kenya plans to shut a refugee camp that is home to nearly a quarter of a million people, mostly Somalis, in the next few...

Somalia: International Partners VERBALLY Support PM ‘Initiative’

In a joint statement, the United Nations, United States, the African Union, and the United Kingdom principally signaled a Somalia security reform initiative which...

Somaliland: US Missteps in Somalia Threaten Regional Security, Benefit enemies

Somalia is a sinking ship with all lifeboats tied to it! On December 13, 2018, national security adviser John Bolton, in a speech at the...

President Bihi Promises Scorching Rod for Transgressors on Somaliland

President Musa Bihi Abdi urged Somalia and its Federal State of Puntland to reciprocate the respect the Republic of Somaliland had shown for a...

Should We Be Paying Attention to Somalia at This Time?

If you care about Somalia, this isn’t a good time. The local al-Qaeda affiliate, al-Shabab, remains active and effective, despite or perhaps because of a dramatic...

Somalia: Al Shabaab Mounts a Day Attack on Ministry, Kills VM/MP

The Islamist, Al Qaida-affiliated Al Shabaab militants mounted a daylight attack, at around mid-noon, on a Somalia Federal Ministry killing that ministry's Vice Minister...

Somalia: Farmajo has Little to show for 2 Years as President

"Government has effectively used traditional and social media to portray a rosy picture of its work, but by our assessment, it has barely met...

Khat-Munching: A Connecting Factor in East Africa

East Africa is markedly different now from ten years ago if we look at how widespread “grass-munching”  has become. “Grass-munching” refers to the consumption of khat or Catha...

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Somalis to Benefit from UAE-Somaliland Livestock Export Bureau

On a shuttle working visit to the United Arab Emirates mid last week, His Excellency the President of the Republic of Somaliland left for...

More Gold Than Reported Filched Out of Africa on a Regular Bases

Billions of dollars’ worth of gold is being smuggled out of Africa every year through the United Arab Emirates in the Middle East –...

Two Fishing Boats Come Under Piracy Attack Off Somalia Coast

On Sunday, two fishing vessels were attacked by pirates off the coast of Somalia. The attempted boardings were both thwarted, but security officials said...