Wednesday, September 22, 2021
The United Nations Security Council on Saturday expressed "deep concern" over a spiralling feud between Somalia's president and prime minister and called for both restraint and fresh talks. The long-brewing dispute between the two leaders escalated this week when President...
The international community is alarmed that Somalia's current constitutional crisis that has paralyzed that national executive will hinder efforts at organizing federal elections. "As Somalis mark the one-year anniversary of the 17 September Agreement, international partners are increasingly alarmed that...
MOGADISHU — Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed on Friday accused neighboring Djibouti of illegally detaining his national security adviser, a criticism which appeared linked to a destabilizing row between the president and his prime minister. Djiboutian authorities held the adviser,...
President Farmajo has issued a decree on Thursday suspending the powers of Prime Minister Roble. Farmajo accused Roble of making unilateral decisions that do not comply with the country's laws and provisional constitution. The three-point decree says that the PM cannot issue...
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...
After bubbling for weeks, tensions between Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble and President Mohammed Abdullahi Mohamed “Farmajo” have burst into the open, nearly triggering another clash between rival branches of the federal forces, in scenes that echoed confrontations...
We’ve all heard the quote that is often attributed to Mark Twain “a lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes”. In Somali, a similar saying translates to “Once unleashed, a truth...
U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet addresses her statement, during the 48th session of the Human Rights Council, at the European headquarters of the United Nation, in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via...
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...