Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Dangerous Trends in Ethiopia: Time for Washington’s Tough Love

In the grinding war in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region and the associated humanitarian catastrophe, conflict and centrifugal dynamics have significantly escalated, eviscerating the country’s...

Greed and Consumption Are Burning the World

  Rome is scorching hot. This beautiful city is becoming unbearable for other reasons, too. Although every corner of the beaming metropolis is a monument...

Building on Somaliland’s Successful Elections – Analysis

Somaliland took an important step toward stable democracy with parliamentary and local council polls on 31 May. To keep moving in this direction, authorities...

Towards Democratization in Somalia – More Than Meets the Eye

Elections in Somalia have yet again been delayed, barely a month after the country agreed on a timetable for the much-anticipated polls and months...

At 30, Somaliland Still Alive, More Vibrant Than Ever

Thirty years after declaring independence, Somaliland is still at the margins of the international system despite its considerable successes. 30 years ago, on 18 May...

Somalia’s Elections: Failed Illegal Power Usurpation and the Way Forward

The current Somali government, whose mandate ended, came to power with the expectations of massive reforms in institutional and development settings. President Farmajo completed...

Somaliland Deserves World Respect Through Its Democratic Journey

If Somaliland’s democratic transition is to last, there must be strict regulation of the behaviour of political parties and the National Election Commission must...

Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Djibouti: The Constant Instability in the Horn of Africa

Over the past three decades, the Horn of Africa has acquired a bad reputation as a notoriously unstable subregion with a highly volatile socio-political...

Somalia: Electoral Crisis in Extremis

Somalia’s federal government careened into deeper political crisis after its mandate expired on Feb. 8 without an agreement to hold long-delayed presidential and parliamentary elections. Days before his...

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...