Thursday, May 6, 2021
If Somaliland’s democratic transition is to last, there must be strict regulation of the behaviour of political parties and the National Election Commission must be re-evaluated. By Saeed Shukri Somaliland reinstated its independence in 1991 following the collapse of the military...
The grand designs of the major political and military actors lack an important ingredient: the views and the hopes of ordinary Somalis. Getty Images By Abdi Ismail Samatar By the mid-1990s, it was clear to the world that Somalia had become Africa’s...
bY Harbi Farah It has been over 30 years since Somalia descended into full civil war which turned the country into a failed state. Of 70% of people in Somalia are under 30 and have never witnessed a proper functioning...
After thirty years of bandaging the country’s political leadership, institutions, and federal system, the current atmosphere of Somali politics portrays that the best way forward is moving backward. Understandable, there are those who find this kind of thinking appealing...
By Mohamed Ibrahim As an outside observer on the tumultuous events surrounding the Somali elections, I cannot help but remember a time I was served my favourite meal and without thinking about where I have eaten more than I could...
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...