Tuesday, October 19, 2021
My name is Ibrahim Hassan Gagale hailing from Somaliland. I strongly oppose any reunion with Somalia because unity has no value in Africa for seeing the disastrous 30 year-old union. Africa has become the continent of tribalism, tyrannical dictatorships and corruption that lead...
Somalia is currently at a crossroads, and the likelihood of civil strife cannot be discounted. Somalia’s president, Mohamed Abdullahi “Farmaajo,” is mainly to blame.  His constitutional mandate ended in February 2021, and the current presidential election is delayed indefinitely.  The...
BY MOHAMED GAAS Somalia’s volatile internal politics make reconciliation with Kenya in the immediate future unlikely. Photo: PSCU/Twitter Kenya and Somalia share cultural and economic ties and common security interests which, if balanced, could benefit both countries and the Horn of Africa...
Senator Muuse Sudi Yalahow "I do not know what I have done for you in the last fours and I do not have programme in handy as to what I will do for you in the next four years,...
By Michelle Gavin As the foreign policy community continues to reflect on United States’ withdrawal from Afghanistan and grapple with the failure of decades-long efforts to support political stability in the country, broad areas of consensus have emerged from the...
After two decades of repressive dictatorial regime ousted with bloody popular uprising in 1991, the Somali people has been longing for a visionary and competent leader – a “founding father”- passionately committed to establish a democratic state governed by...
The political crisis in Mogadishu sparked by the kidnapping and murder of National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) cyber-expert Ikran Tahlil Farah continues. To recap the last few days: After Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble fired NISA head Fahad Yasin, whom many...
A community teacher provides instruction to students in Somalia’s Gedo, Bay and Bakool regions (© Sebastian Rich/UNICEF) By Stephen Schwartz In January 2021, I published a paper on U.S. policy towards Somalia in which I expressed concern that the rapid withdrawal of U.S....
By Liban Obsiye “Between the devil and the deep blue sea” by Colin Freeman is a book about luck, tragedy, and the enduring spirit of mankind to dig deep into their moral fibre for the good of others in times...
What is it like to live in a country that is not recognised by the rest of the world? What do you lose or gain? By Faustine Ngilaell Well, maybe you need to travel to Somaliland to have an experiential point...