Tuesday, August 3, 2021
By Abdiaziz Arab The recent execution of twenty-one Al-Shabaab terrorists and affiliates in Galkayo was a step forward in the fight against terrorism in Somalia. Defeating Al-Shabaab militarily alone, though, is not enough, we must defeat their poisonous and un-Islamic...
by Isaac Muhammad Sunday, July 4, 2021 John Maxwell was right: "Everything rises and falls on leadership." And at the peak of Somalia's colossal predicaments, it is a numbing example of an appalling failure of leadership. Indeed, for more than half...
In Summary Somaliland has enjoyed significant peace, political stability and a vibrant democracy for 30 years now in an area known for civil war, authoritarianism and political unrest. It has its own flag,...
European Colonial Borders define the statehood and diplomatic recognition of each African country. Somaliland inherited its Internationally recognised borders from Somaliland British Protectorate as any other African Country did from its colonising power. There is no disputed land in...
A Somalia National Army parade in 2012. Credit: AU-UN IST PHOTO / STUART PRICE. On 25 April, the Somali National Army (SNA) shocked observers both inside and out the country as it split in two. Amid protests in the capital...
by Dr. Suleiman Walhad Executive Summary  In many ways, the state of Somalia has become synonymous with resilience and fortitude unparalleled anywhere else in the world, despite harsh forces and ceaseless attacks aligned against it for decades.  Somalia has survived unending assaults...
The autonomous state of Somaliland held elections on May 31st which yielded a surprise defeat for President Musa Bihi Abdi’s Kulmiye party. In the context of Somalia, of which Somaliland is technically a Federal Member State (although don’t say...
by Mohamed Yarow Since the federal system was officially inaugurated in Somalia in 2012 when Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud was elected as the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, much focus has been put on inclusive politics and governance structure...
By Matthew Gordon On May 18, the people of Somaliland celebrated the 30th anniversary of their decision to unilaterally declare independence. Like the 29 such occasions before it, the jubilant fanfare was tempered by a cloud of formal diplomatic exclusion. The...
I had the pleasure of travelling to Somaliland for the Twenty twenty-one election campaign. I had wanted to witness in person the seventh cycle of elections in this up and coming young nation. Thirty years of independence and Somaliland...