Monday, March 25, 2019

Somalia: Farmajo has Little to show for 2 Years as President

"Government has effectively used traditional and social media to portray a rosy picture of its work, but by our assessment, it has barely met...

Khat-Munching: A Connecting Factor in East Africa

East Africa is markedly different now from ten years ago if we look at how widespread “grass-munching”  has become. “Grass-munching” refers to the consumption of khat or Catha...
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Somalia: Thousands of Soldiers Abandon Key Positions for Lack of Pay

Tens of thousands of soldiers stationed at critical posts to keep the Al Qaida-linked Al Shabaab fighters at bay have abandoned their positions to march...

The Promise of a Severe Drought Looms over Somaliland, Somalia

Sporadic, below average rains and persistent drought since 2016 sees an estimated 1.7 million people in critical need of humanitarian assistance in Somaliland, a...

Pentagon Says No Civilians Killed in US Somalia Air Strikes

The Pentagon is pushing back on a new Amnesty International report that alleges the Defense Department is responsible for civilian casualties that occurred in...

Somalia: KDF Pulls Out of Second Gedo Base Making Leaders More Jittery

Leaders in Somalia are questioning the recent abandonment of a military base in the country by Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldiers, saying the move...

Somalia accuses AMISOM of Using Army as Human Shields

Somalia, Monday, accused AMISOM troops of using Somalia National Army (SNA) troops as human shields where they should have been fighting side by side...

Somalia: Al Shabaab Captures Bal’ad, Frees Prisoners

The Al-Qaeda-linked, Islamist fighters, Al Shabaab, captured and held Bal'ad administrative district for several hours before leaving it on its own on Monday. The fighters,...

Somalia Federal Government Expects to Sacrifice Army Lives and Not Pay Them at All

The Somalia national army (SNA) has not paid for the last four months. Not at all. The Federal government through its ministry of defense justifies...

How Did the US Get Heavily Involved in Somalia Air War?

Where is the United States at war? It’s a hard question to answer. Inevitably though, at least in the last four years, this sentence...

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Eritrea, Ethiopia to revamp Roads Connecting Them

Ethiopia and Eritrea will sign an agreement to rebuild the road infrastructure connecting the two countries as part of an EU-funded project in a...

Somaliland, UN Exploring Equitable Special Aid Arrangement

Modeled after the successful 'special aid arrangement' on which international organizations deal with Somaliland to ensure that aid flow directly reaches Somaliland without falling...

Somaliland Ready to Take Its Rightful Place Alongside Sovereign Nations

The president of the Republic of Somaliland, His Excellency Musa Bihi Abdi, Sunday, addressed a joint session of the country's bi-cameral House. He delivered his...