Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Somalia: The Rumble in Mogadishu – Election Shit Show

After five meetings between the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and the Federal Member States (FMS), and more than a dozen meetings between the...

Suez Canal Blockage Highlights Importance of the Red Sea – Analysis

The grounding of the cargo ship Ever Given in the Suez Canal last week serves as a good opportunity to focus our minds on...

Framing Somali Opposition Group’s Despair of Unseating Farmaajo

Preparation for 2021 elections has gone through several phases over the last four years. Somalia is at a crossroads; the election slated for February 8...

What Next for Angry Anti-Government Protesters in Somalia?

Somali opposition candidates have accused the government of blocking last week's protests against outgoing President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, known as Farmajo, and his administration. "The...

A Fault Line Named Farmajo

Somalia, a country of many political fault lines that indicate looming earthquakes of great magnitude, now has a new one- the Farmajo fault. Mohmed...

Somalia, Is It Time To Part Ways?

If there was any undisputable lesson gained from the three miserable decades of civil war and that lesson was engraved on a stone, it...

Somalia Actors Need to Compromise for a Better Morrow

Somalia needs political compromise and cooperation Despite discussions among Somalia’s political elite to settle their bureaucratic wrangling that includes Dhusamareeb 1 and 2 and the...

Somalia: Clan Elders Hold the Key to Dialogue with Al-Shabaab

The Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Shabaab insurgent group and the Somali government have remained locked in a violent stalemate for years. Other than lives lost, neither party...

Somalia: Farmaajo’s Silent Coup Attempt

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While the world was in shock over the storming of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump seeking to overturn the American...

Will Somalia Be Collateral Damage of Ethiopia’s Tigray Conflict?

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In November, as the Ethiopian government escalated its military campaign against the northern Tigray region, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed quietly ordered a drawdown of Ethiopian peacekeepers from neighboring Somalia....