Friday, January 28, 2022
Girls in Somalia, forced to stay at home due to COVID-19, are now undergoing Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) in their homes. “The lockdown is being seen as an opportune time for the procedure to be carried out in the home...
  By Ben Fender and Damon Bristow It is a quarter of a century since the UN first proposed a special day to call for action to address the causes and effects of drought. Sadly, in that time, the problems have only...
Somalis living abroad have taken to raising funds to help family and friends cope with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, amidst claims from a recent RAND Corporation report that Somalia is the world’s most underequipped country to deal with the...
By ABDULKADIR KHALIF More by this Author Somalia's political leaders have finally agreed on a poll model that involves electoral caucuses.  As part of the agreement, each Caucus of 303 delegates will elect an MP who will get a seat in parliament. Each federal...
A military drone replica is displayed in front of the White House during a protest against drone strikes on January 12, 2019 in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images The United States has used airstrikes against al-Shabaab forces in Somalia since...
The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened food scarcity in Somalia to the point that many families are only eating once a day, a UN agency said on Wednesday. “By August, nearly 850,000 children under 5 are expected to be acutely malnourished,”...
Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, commonly known by his nickname of Farmajo, attends the special assembly for abandoning the two-year extension of his presidential term at Villa Hargeisa in Mogadishu on May 1. AFP via Getty Images By Mohamed Abdullahi...
President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed waves to supporters after winning the election in Mogadishu in 2017 It is quite a simple rule for you to win an election. It would be best if you garnered two-thirds of the first round...
The killing of a senior Somali spy, who according to Western officials had knowledge of a secretive regional security accord and the formation of a new elite military unit, has cast a shadow over the war-torn nation’s...
Villagers return from a market to Yechila town in south central Tigray walking past scores of burned vehicles, in Tigray, Ethiopia, July 10, 2021.GIULIA PARAVICINI/Reuters New revelations about atrocities by Somali soldiers in Ethiopia’s Tigray war are casting a spotlight...