Friday, February 3, 2023

The State Department’s Disingenuous Defiance of Congress on Somalia

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On Dec. 23, U.S. President Joe Biden signed the Fiscal 2023 National Defense Authorization Act into law. Despite fierce lobbying from the State Department,...

Somalia: Al-Shabaab is a Symptom, Ailment is Endemic, Present

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For at least 14 years now, the militant group Al-Shabaab has terrorised the southern region of Somalia. Its ambition is to impose a tyrannical...

Shabab Kills At Least 15 People in Somalia Hirshabelle Attacks

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At least 15 people were killed and more than 50 injured in three bombings Saturday in the central Hirshabelle state of Somalia, according to...

Talks Between Somalia, Al-Shabab Neither Begun Nor Asked for

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The Somali government and the al-Shabab militant group have each denied having peace talks. The denial came Saturday after Abdulfatah Kasim Mohamud, a deputy defense...

Does Al-Shabab Want to Talk with Somalia Government?

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Somalia’s government claimed Saturday that the al-Shabab extremist group has for the first time asked to open negotiations, amid a military offensive the government...

Somaliland Considering Suspension of Talks with Somalia – Statement

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The Republic of Somaliland will reconsider the resumption or complete suspension of talks it started with Somalia in 2012 according to a statement the...

President Bihi Sternly Tells Non-Somalilanders to Stop Beating War Drums Against Somaliland

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President Bihi asks the governments of Kenya and Ethiopia to closely look at the actions and words of Somalis in their countries preaching unrest,...

Somaliland: Consequences of Revival of Stalled Talks with Somalia

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It will be the biggest mistake to cross the threshold of recognition if the Somaliland government revives and resumes stalled talks with Somalia Executive Summary Tensions...

Somalia Crippled by Absence of Accountability and Soaring Corruption

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Somalia faces a rampant corruption in the government departments with limited or no accountability, according to a new report released today by a local...

Other Than Somaliland, No One Has the Authority to Award Oil Exploration Licenses

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Calling Somalia's ill-timed bluff and claim of jurisdiction over territories and resources within the Republic of Somaliland's boundaries, the country's ministry of energy and...