Sunday, May 29, 2022

Is the AU Mission in Somalia Changing in Name Only?

The mandate and capacity of a new operation should allow robust engagement to deal with underlying political conflicts. The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM)...

Was Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Father Active In Somalia’s Brutal Marxist Dictatorshiip?

If Rep. Ilhan Omar wants white Americans to apologize for the sins of their ancestors, she should be transparent about her father’s apparent leadership...

Why Russia is Highly Unlikely to Use Nuclear Weapons

As Russia struggles to conquer Ukraine, Vladimir Putin has moved his strategic nuclear forces to a heightened alert posture. Satellite imagery also indicates that the Russian Northern...

The West Cannot Leave Kyiv to Its Fate

On Thursday morning, Europe woke up to a new reality. A nuclear-armed power launched a full-scale invasion of a neighboring country. Vladimir Putin's aim is...

The Long Corrupt Road to Somalia Petroleum Production

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I joined and was present from the inception of Somalia’s Petroleum Process 2005 on a high level position, when the petroleum process began in...

Somaliland – A Country World Subjugated to Survive Under Another

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What Do You Know About Somaliland: A country under a country? Have you ever been to Somaliland? Have you heard about the country that sold...

A New Dawn for Somaliland Telecom Sector? Or Is it?

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The Telecom sector in Somaliland has long been hailed as a success story in Africa from its modest beginning to becoming a very diverse...

It’s Time to Stand Up to the Somali Election Extortion

We all agree that Somalia cannot claim to have a history of a clean election. Since the first electoral consultations of 1954, election results...

Africa: When Bloody Coups Put a Stain On AU’s ‘Silencing the Guns’ Objectives

For long, coup d'état has been a synonym with Africa. Over the years, the continent saw multiple coup d'état with militaries and interest groups...

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...