Wednesday, May 12, 2021

How Kenya-Somalia Relations Were Restored

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Somalia restored diplomatic relations with Kenya on Thursday after five months following mediation by Qatar led by Emir Sheikh Tamim Al Thani. Somalia's Ministry of...

Somalia: NSF Rejects AMISOM’s Taiwo inclusion in AU Mediation Team

The opposition in Somalia has called for the withdrawal of AMISOM head of political affairs Taiwo Babatunde in the AU mediation team terming him...

Somalia, Kenya Relations to Resume

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Somalia says ties cut after dispute will resume on the basis of ‘non-interference in each other’s affairs’. Somalia has said it is restoring diplomatic ties with neighbouring Kenya after...

Somaliland Deserves International Recognition

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It is far more functional than Somalia, the state to which it notionally belongs Somaliland’s first stab at independence lasted less than a week. Pipers of...

Somaliland: President Bihi Expresses Empathy for Mogadishu Civilians

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President Musa Bihi Abdi of the Republic of Somaliland, Wednesday, expressed deep empathy for civilians caught in the crossfire between Farmajo's forces and his...

Afwerki Praise of Somalia’s Farmajo Outrages Eritreans

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The Eritrean leader’s Isaias Afwerki praise of Mohamed Abdillahi Farmajo as a “great” leader triggered outrage on Wednesday in neighbouring  Somaliland state, Puntland and...

Somalia: Former Farmaajo Allies Roble, Guudlaawe, Qoorqoor Turn Table on Him

Galmudug and HirShabelle, two of three Federal Member States that have supported President Mohamed Farmaajo, have announced that they support the September 17 agreement...

Why Somalia’s Electoral Crisis Has Tipped into Violence

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After months of deadlocked talks over elections, the streets of Mogadishu on 25 April witnessed heavy fighting between rival army units. In this Q&A, Crisis...

Somalia: Mogadishu in Crisis

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Mogadishu has erupted into an armed crisis reminiscent of the late and early '90s when the ruling military regime was either in its last...

Somalia’s Toxic Political and Security Order: The Death Knell of Democracy

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By the mid-1990s, it was clear to the world that Somalia had become Africa’s first failed post-colonial state. But this vast country of just 10...