On 14 March, the Council of Ministers appointed members of the new Somali Media Council, without involving consultation with media organisations and including a former senator. This has never happened before and contravenes the media law. The International Federation...
Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed addresses African heads of state during the 37th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Heads of State in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Feb. 17, 2024. (EPA Photo) A deal between Ethiopia and Somaliland has sent...
Elections in the Somali state of Puntland were a mixed bag. The vote was peaceful, but it followed an indirect model in which most have no voice. The re-elected president should reconcile with opponents while Somalia draws wider lessons...
A preliminary agreement with Somaliland giving landlocked Ethiopia access to the Gulf of Aden has heightened tensions in the Horn of Africa, a region already in turmoil. In this Q&A, Crisis Group experts explain the implications of the controversial...
Turkey and Somalia signed an energy exploration and drilling deal on Thursday, further strengthening bilateral ties after concluding a defence agreement last month. The deal targets hydrocarbon reserves in its exclusive economic zone, which hasn’t been developed since the collapse...
By M.A. Egge The chairman of the UCID opposition party, Eng. Faisal Ali Warabe, has strongly condemned a report issued by the Heritage Institute in Somalia which has proved their animociousness and hostility towards the people and the cause of...
Press Release The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Somaliland has reviewed the Heritage Institute policy brief titled “Ethiopia’s MoU with Somaliland,” which alleges a threat to Somalia’s sovereignty and regional stability. Our assessment finds the brief to...
Map showing Somalia and Somaliland. Photo: Siirski | Wikimedia Commons  Since the start of the year, tensions between Somalia and Somaliland (an independent but internationally unrecognized state) have been high. While the two territories have been going at it for...
By Ambassador Adam Jibril Muse All autocratic politicians share one basic belief that they own the absolute truth on life, the rulers of Somalia today continue to behave accordingly, both Al-Itisam of Hasan Sheik Mohamoud and Al-Shabab live in on...
The Minister of Internal Affairs, who is also the chair of the ruling KULMIYE Party Hon. Mohamed Kahin Ahmed, said that there are negative consequences of the gruesomely barbaric killings of Somaliland citizens in Mogadishu. Minister Mohamed Kahin gave the...