Monday, December 9, 2019

Doubts grow about AU mission to Somalia as Shabaab mounts attacks

Doubts are growing about African Union forces' abilities to defeat the radical group al-Shabaab in Somalia. Despite the union's battlefield successes, the Islamists have...

British troops for Somalia peacekeeping mission

Dozens of British troops are to be sent to Somalia to help peacekeeping efforts to counter Islamist militants, David Cameron has announced. Up to 70...

Jawari Drops Impeachment Motion against Somalia President

Somalia's parliamentary speaker has withdrawn an impeachment motion brought against President Hassan Sheikh Mohamed - the latest crisis to threaten the country's stability as...

Uganda warns of possible attack by Al Shabaab militants

Ugandan police warned of a possible attack on mosques including in the capital Kampala by Somalia's al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab militants and cautioned the...

Somalia: Why Federalism and West-imposed Democracy Do not work

The International Community should learn when and when not to interfere the domestic affairs of Somalia. Over the years, most of the international interventions...

The rise of proxy leaders in Somalia

As Somalia’s balkanization – masquerading as federalism— intensifies, neighboring states have embarked on a mission to get a share of the country and install...

Somalia’s Puntland Begins Search for Oil in Offshore Blocks

Puntland, a semi-autonomous region of northeastern Somalia, will conduct a survey of its offshore region to search for oil as the country prepares a...

Polish citizens killed in bomb blast at Somalia presidential palace in Mogadishu

Somali police say that two Polish citizens were among the five people killed in a suicide car bombing at Somalia's presidential palace in Mogadishu...

It is proving impossible to hold a fully democratic election in Somalia

Somalia has been attempting to build a government since 2007. HOW do you hold an election without registering voters? That is the question confronting Somali...

The Politics of Insecurity in Somalia

Contrary to the noble services that it provided in its early years, AMISOM has become a serious liability to the stabilization and also the...

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Somaliland: Genel Sees 2-mln Barrel Oil Potential in 2 Blocks

Somaliland is a highly prospective, onshore exploration province, and Genel is targeting resources of over two billion barrels of oil. In August 2012, Genel was awarded...

Turkey Sides Squarely With Somalia Against Somaliland in Addis Meeting

In a bizarre development to the mediation claims of Turkey in unproductive talks between the Republic of Somaliland and a former partner in a...

UN Warns of Storm Across Somaliland Republic, Puntland

The storm, now centered in the north Indian Ocean near the coast of Somalia’s semi-autonomous region of Puntland, is expected to intensify and move...