Thursday, October 1, 2020

Federal Somalia Members Encroach Again on Somaliland Sovereignty, Integrity

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At the conclusion of a 4-day meeting between federal Somalia President, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, and his regional states' Presidents, the conferees decided on issues...

Somalia Court Sentences Al-Shabab Member to Life Sentence for Role in US Base Attack

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A military court in Somalia has sentenced a militant Islamist to life in prison for his role in a deadly attack on a US...

AFRICOM Admits Al-Shabab is Targeting US Troops More Now Than Ever

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Al-Shabab, an al-Qaida offshoot based in Somalia, is growing more emboldened in targeting U.S. troops, according to U.S. Africa Command’s director of intelligence Navy Rear...

Somalia: Auctioning OIl Blocks Illegal

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There are serious concerns about the legality of the current “Production Sharing Agreements”. Troubling questions also persist over how foreign companies managed to secure...

US to Supply Gun-Mounted Combat Vehicles, Ambulances to Somalia Army

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The United States is set to deliver light combat vehicles to Somali National Army to bolster its war against Al-Shabaab in what sources also...

Controls on Remittances Risk Driving Financial Flows to Somalia Underground

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Remittance companies are a crucial mechanism for transferring cash to Somalia, where the fledgling formal financial sector remains largely isolated. Despite improvements, Somalia struggles...

Controversy Shrouds Mass Failures of Mogadishu Students in Somalia National Exam

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Somalia’s education policymakers are under pressure to explain how secondary schools in the capital Mogadishu reported massive failure in the national examination, while those in...

Somaliland’s Second Coming: The Time is Right

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The International community’s continued engagement with failed Somalia can be likened to trying fill a bottomless barrel “A good government may, indeed, redress the grievances...

World Bank Appoints Keith Hansen for Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Uganda Office

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The World Bank has appointed Keith Hansen as the new Country Director for Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, and Uganda effective September 8, 2020. Hansen, who has...

American-Turkish Showdown Over the Formation of Somalia Army Battalions.

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Washington is stepping up its support for Somalia special forces by engaging more private providers on the ground. The objective is to fight against Al-Shabaab,...