Sunday, February 28, 2021

A Last Chance to End Somalia’s Dangerous Election Impasse

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Clashes in Mogadishu following the expiry of the president’s term highlight the risks of the standoff between the federal government and the opposition over...

Resolution of Somalia Elections Impasse Crucial for Ethiopia and Kenya

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Somalia is, once again, in political turmoil. The Horn of Africa nation’s opposition leaders say they no longer recognise the authority of President Mohamed Abdullahi...

Somalia Heads Towards Another Tragic Collapse

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After more than $50 billion in foreign assistance, much U.S. provided, Somalia now faces its worst crisis since its collapse 30 years ago. It has now been a...

Somalia: Interim Government Whitewashes its Role Blaming UAE, Candidates for Electoral Stalemate, and Violence

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In a press conference he held at his office, the Somalia Minister for Information directly blamed the United Arab Emirates for encouraging insurrection and...

Somalia: UN Chief Gravely Concerned by Outbreak of Violence, UNSOM Concurs

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"The Secretary-General is gravely concerned by the outbreak of violence in Mogadishu and calls on all parties to exercise restraint and calm," said a...

AUC Asks AMISOM to Observe Neutrality in Somalia Violence

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The African Union's Office for Peace and Security urged the AMISOM Command in Somalia to exercise caution in responding to the escalating tensions and...

IGAD Urges Somalia Political Actors to De-escalate Tension

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) urged all political actors in the Somalia election conflict to de-escalate tensions and come back to a constructive...

Clashes in Mogadishu Throw Somalia’s Political Crisis into a Dangerous New Phase

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Gun and mortar fire could be heard in central Mogadishu on Friday morning amid a lockdown imposed by the Somali government — a measure...

Somalia: Mogadishu Restive with Opposing Forces Primed to Clash

Security in Mogadishu has entered a highly volatile, mercurial situation Thursday evening with opposing forces on face-off at locations not far off from Villa...

Ethiopia: Will Tigray Reach a Conclusion in 2021?

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Relations between Addis Ababa and Ethiopia’s states will shape the course of the year ahead. The country has previous experience in the dangers that...