Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Somalia: NSF Rejects AMISOM’s Taiwo inclusion in AU Mediation Team

The opposition in Somalia has called for the withdrawal of AMISOM head of political affairs Taiwo Babatunde in the AU mediation team terming him...

China’s Africa Outreach Alarms the U.S. Military

AFRICOM Commander, General Townsends, believes China’s Africa outreach was looking for a foothold in West Africa, posing an added threat from the Atlantic The top...

Afwerki Praise of Somalia’s Farmajo Outrages Eritreans

The Eritrean leader’s Isaias Afwerki praise of Mohamed Abdillahi Farmajo as a “great” leader triggered outrage on Wednesday in neighbouring  Somaliland state, Puntland and...

Somalia: Former Farmaajo Allies Roble, Guudlaawe, Qoorqoor Turn Table on Him

Galmudug and HirShabelle, two of three Federal Member States that have supported President Mohamed Farmaajo, have announced that they support the September 17 agreement...

Why Somalia’s Electoral Crisis Has Tipped into Violence

After months of deadlocked talks over elections, the streets of Mogadishu on 25 April witnessed heavy fighting between rival army units. In this Q&A, Crisis...

Somalia: Mogadishu in Crisis

Mogadishu has erupted into an armed crisis reminiscent of the late and early '90s when the ruling military regime was either in its last...

Somalia’s Toxic Political and Security Order: The Death Knell of Democracy

By the mid-1990s, it was clear to the world that Somalia had become Africa’s first failed post-colonial state. But this vast country of just 10...

Somalia: Farmajo Supporters Gun-clash With Term Extension Opponents

Supporters of Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed and those opposed to the extension of his four-year term clashed on Sunday on the streets of...

US Names Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa

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The United States Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, Jeffrey Feltman, to serve as the U.S. Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa. "This appointment underscores...

AUPSC Condemns Farmajo Term Extension Calling Somalia Leaders Back to Talks

Communique of the 993rd meeting of the PSC held on 22 April 2021, on the political and security situation in Somalia COMMUNIQUE Adopted by the...