Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Somali legislators of the lower house of parliament raise their hands to vote to extend President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed's term for another two years, in Mogadishu, April 12, 2021. A new dawn embarked for Somalis today after thirty years of...
A new actor is jostling in the Horn of Africa. Somaliland, a self-declared breakaway republic of northern Somalia, scaled up its foreign policy in 2020 following years of lobbying for international recognition. Emboldened by its geopolitical centrality, leaders of Somaliland embraced a...
by Talya Parker Somalia has found itself in a situation that is very familiar – an election impasse. Despite hopes of a smooth transition of power and a new election model being implemented, multiple challenges faced the election, which was scheduled...
Somalia is positioned on one of the busiest shipping routes in the world. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty by Vava Tampa Frantz Fanon once quipped: “Africa is shaped like a revolver, and Congo is the trigger.” More than 60 years later, I think the...
Immense socio-economic and political challenges anywhere produce, more often than not, a new wave of political thoughts and the people to turn them to a reality. In this part of the world, that is not the case. Challenges do...
America should be supporting democracy and not any one leader, especially if that leader displays an interest in dictatorship. by Michael Rubin It has now been six weeks since Somalia had a legitimate government. While the breakaway region of Somaliland has, with just a few million dollars,...
This discussion of recognition centers on the question of whether Somaliland, Taiwan’s newest ally in Africa possesses the indicia of statehood. The 1933 Montevideo Convention on the rights and duties of states provides the classic definition of a state. Under...
By Mohamed Ibrahim Once you look and assess the Somali election stalemate, the mistrust and lack of shared vision for Somalia between the FGS and FMS, you can begin to realise what is at play is far greater and deep...
by Avv. Abdiwhid Abdullahi Warsame I caught wind of the unfortunate passing of former Somali President Ali Mahdi Mohamed on the 9th of March 2021 due to COVID-19 complications in Nairobi, Kenya. Seeing as though we all have a limited...
BY PROFESSOR AHMED ISMAIL SAMATAR Macalester College, St. Paul, MN.USA Akin to all Somalis, I am overcome with threnody feeling over the sudden death of Dr. Ali Khalif Galaydh. In the past week, then, I have been trying to come...