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Farmajo has failed the litmus test of honesty by naming a tainted person for the Premiership job

Feb 28, 2017
I have written favorably of Farmajo in the past, but his pick for the premier job has made me question my support for him. His pick for Khaire says a lot about what is to come in the next four years and I firmly believe his tenure will be another missed opportunity and a black spot on Somalia’s tumultuous struggle to pick itself up from the bootstraps. Needless to say that will be a big disappoint... 

Blue skies over Somalia

Feb 19, 2017
Abukar Arman is a Somali political analyst, writer and former diplomat. The stage seemed set for a ceremonial rubber-stamping of the status quo. Some of the new parliamentarians, many of who came through a corrupt process supported by domestic and foreign elements, started to arrive late and, at times, act unprofessionally on the floor. Key officials, including the speakers of both chambers of the... 

What should president Farmajo say in his first public speech?

Feb 15, 2017
 Now that Somalia has elected Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo as the next president, many well wishers and experts may inundate him with their sincere counsel and offers of assistance on various issues and challenges along the road. Some of these ideas could be emotional outbursts of joy while others could be thoroughly analyzed policies and strategies such as how to increase revenue generation for the... 

Maqaayad (Restaurant ) aad ka Heleysid 176 Nooc oo Cunto ah.

Jul 9, 2014
Restaurant Khana Khazana International oo markii ugu Horeysey laga Furey Soomaliya Sayid Hotel oo aad ka heleysid Jiif iyo Cunto Macaan Magaalayadda Caalamiga ah ee Khana khazana ayaa markii ugu horeysey laga furey Magaalada Muqdisho waxay laamo ku leedahay 24 Wadan oo Aduunka ka mid ah, waxay kuu samaynaysaa 176 nooc oo Cuno ah oo ay ku jiraan Cunada dadka Sonkorta iyo Dhiig Karka qaba. Sidoo... 

The truth lying behind the crises in Somalia.

Feb 7, 2014
The truth is naked but ignored by the Somali individuals in the political scene. If the behavior by some of the actors agree with the reality, others disagree revolving around triviality and irrelevant issues to the future healing of war-torn Somalia and national reconstruction. There is a suspicion that there may be behind the scenes agendas and conspiracies intended to prolong the depredations... 

Prime Minister meets with farmers: “strong export led agriculture sector key to securing Somalia’s future”

Jan 30, 2014
His Excellency Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed today met with farmers to discuss the challenges they face and the help the government can provide to Somalia’s agriculture sector. The Prime Minister set out his vision of restoring the country’s strong export led agriculture sector as a key part of Somalia’s economic recovery. Farmers from Middle Shabelle and Lower Shabelle met with Prime... 

The future of Somalia and the threat of nationhood

Dec 26, 2013
Not long time ago when Somalia’s huge problems arose following the collapse of the statehood of Somalia in 1991. The ensuing political and social footballs precipitated waves of hostilities and conflict that wiped out any sign of government and paved the way for destruction, disarray and internecine war. The lucky people managed to walk away from the tragedy and sought a refuge in overseas. The vulnerable... 

Clan federalism tears Somalia apart

Jan 30, 2013
Clan politics, rivalry and hatred have ruined the social bond, moral principles and trust among Somalis who share common language, culture, territory, history, and religion. Now, three political manifestations -secession, clan based federalism and unitary decentralized political system- divide them and are obstacle to the recovery of the lost nation of Somalia. The Provisional Constitution (PC) rejects... 

Afrika: Fursad Maalgashi & Faa’iidooyin Muuqda

Dec 24, 2012
eesha 10 sano ka hor joornaalka “The Economist” uu Afrika ku tilmaamay “qaaraddii aan mustaqbalka lahayn”, horraankii sannadkaan wuxuu ku tilmaamay “xiddig soo baxaysa”. Asbaabta ugu weyn ee keentay in Afrika lagu tilmaamo xiddig soo baxaysana, waa koboca dhaqaale ee ay samaysay 10-kii sano ee la soo dhaafay. Qof kasta oo fiiriya tirakoobyada dhaqaalaha wuxuu arkayaa in Afrika, intii ka... 

Ethiopia, Kenya decided to takeover Somalia

Dec 23, 2012
In implementing their recently concluded regional security cooperation agreement and reaffirming their indefinite military occupation of Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya have decided to takeover and perhaps later annex Somalia under the cover of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD).  Since only Ethiopia exercises uncontested power within the Organization, on December 6, 2012, IGAD Joint... 

Kenyan’s Interest in Somalia

Nov 26, 2012
late last year, Kenya, a very unlikely country took the war to the Al Shabaabs inside Somalia. The Kenya government had gotten tired of criminal incursions of Al Shabaabs on its territory. These activities included piracy on its waters, kidnapping of tourists and other Kenyans across the border and of course attacking internal security posts and killing ordinary innocent Kenyans in these cross border... 

Imperative message to the current Somali President, Prime Minister and Speaker of the Parliament.

Oct 10, 2012
To the current Somali leaders President ‘Xasan Sheekh Maxamuud’, Prime Minister ‘Cabdi Faarax Shirdoon’ and Speaker of the Parliament ‘Mohamed Osman Jawaari’, we are proposing to you a technique of reconciliatory political dialogue to rescue our nation today. We are reminding to you that political reconciliation is the ultimate goal of the peace establishment in our country. Peace will... 

Aqoon is waydaarsi ku saabsan ‘Hoggaaminta’ oo Garoowe lagu soo gaba-gabeeyey

Jul 5, 2012
Aqoon is waydaarsi ku saabsan ‘Hoggaaminta’ oo dhowrkii maalmood ee la soo dhaafay ka soconayey Hotel New Rays, Garoowe, ayaa saaka la soo gabagabeeyey. Aaqoon is waydaarsigaas oo ay daadihinayeen aqoon yahanno ka kala yimid dalka gudihiisa iyo debeddiisa, oo barayaal ka ah jaamacaddo caalami ah iyo kuwa maxalliga ah, indheer garad iyo culimaa’uddiin ayaa waxaa ka soo qaybgalay mas’uuliyiin... 

A Constitution-Making Process With Sharp Teeth: Crossing The Mogadishu Line

Jun 21, 2012
The peace and reconciliation process in Somalia has entered a critical juncture. A new Constitution, drafted with the help of the United Nations Development Programme, is scheduled to be adopted in the next few weeks. Will the new Constitution help deliver peace to a country ravaged by more than two decades of civil war? The optimism of the international community is not shared by Somalis themselves,... 

Somalia and the vanishing bees: the incoherence of hate and chaos and the beginning

Jun 2, 2012
The disappearance of bees is creating a scientific controversy in the West.  According to the vanishing bees’ website if they continue disappearing at their current alarming rate, it is estimated that by 2035 there could be no honeybees left in the USA. The world’s worry is in a context, as we all know a mass disappearance of any species is not without consequences to the rest of us.  Fruits... 

Fight over oil revenues would harm Somalia peace prospects

May 21, 2012
(Reuters) – Somalia’s embattled central government will not argue with semi-autonomous Puntland over potential oil revenues for fear of scuttling a fragile peace process, but a top official said on Monday the law made clear control lay with Mogadishu. Canadian firm Horn Petroleum, majority-owned by Vancouver-listed Africa Oil Corp., and its exploration partners started drilling in March... 

Somalia: No justification for ratifying the Draft Constitution

May 18, 2012
In due consideration of the widespread opposition to the draft constitution, the international community and the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) should honor the opinions of the concerned Somali stakeholders and desist from its ratification crookedly. The 1960 constitution and the Transitional Federal Charter (TFC) provide sufficient legal basis for the formation of new national interim authority... 

Flawed constitution could unleash another civil war in Somalia

May 7, 2012
By Ali Ghedi Somalia has been through a difficult time in the last 21 years Rivalry between clan faction leaders has led to killing, starvation and dislocation until 2006, when the Islamic Courts Union took control of Mogadishu and nearly all of Southern Somalia. Unfortunately, thanks to the interference of Ethiopian forces with the blessing of the United States, the ICU couldn’t last more than... 

Kenya, Somalia border row threatens oil exploration

Apr 23, 2012
A row between Kenya and Somalia over their maritime border may deter multinational oil companies from exploring for oil and gas offshore east Africa, and a Somali official warned that the argument could escalate. The two coastal nations disagree over the location of their boundary line in the Indian Ocean. At stake are their legal claims to sell rights for exploration and collect revenue from any discovery. Kenya... 

The Systematic, Well-Planned Destruction of Somalia and Planned Looting of its Natural Resources

Apr 17, 2012
For unsuspecting eye especially for those of us who do not follow closely the affairs of Somalia, the Secretary of State’s, Hillary Clinton, recent comments about Somalia on September, 23, 2011 titled “Hillary Clinton’s Remarks at UN High-Level Meeting on Somalia” sounds innocuous. On the contrary, behind the facade of nicety is an ominous premeditated and carefully crafted calculus of annihilation... 

Let the Roadmap caravan reach its destination. – By Deeq S Yusuf

Apr 15, 2012
‘’Daily and hourly, the politician inwardly has to overcome a quite trivial and all-too-human enemy a quite vulgar vanity.’’ Max Weber Following his recent miraculous  escape from the despicable act of terrorism and attempt assassination on his life, and that of some important members of his inner circle of cabinet Ministers and the audience  at the bombed out National Theatre by the anti-peace... 

“SSC” is the Last Hope to Bridge Somalia Back Together

Feb 2, 2012
Like many nations in Africa, Somalia has endured the legacy of the foreign expedition of greed throughout the continent. After the Berlin Conference 1884, Western European powers sought to divide Somaliland—one of the most homogeneous regions of Africa—into British Somaliland, French Somaliland, Italian Somaliland, Ethiopian Somaliland (the Ogaden), and the Northern Frontier District (NFD) of British... 

London Conference: Somalia needs sovereign and effective Governance

Jan 22, 2012
For the first time in 22 years, the leader of western donor country, the British Prime Minister David Cameron announced on November 14, 2011, the hosting of an International Conference on ‘Somalia’ not fiefdoms in London. In his speech entitled Foreign Policy in the National Interest, the PM described Somalia as ‘a failed State that directly threatens British Interest.’ In essence, The PM’s... 


Dec 21, 2011
Somalia, has suffered over more than two decades of wars, famine, drought, malnutrition, diseases, exodus of hundred thousands of refugee living in squalid camps in neighboring countries, hundred thousands of internally displaced people uprooted by fighting and as a result many lives have been lost. Are we happy where we are? In my view, it has to be a bad leadership and there is an African Proverb... 

UNPOS and Ethiopia killed the hope for sovereign Governance in Somalia

Sep 14, 2011
September 13, 2011   Reflecting upon the charade that surrounded the UN Consultative Meeting (UN-CM) held at Mogadishu Airport at a time when the entire Somalia is overwhelmed by the worst drought and famine in 60 years, two questions came into my mind: (1) Why the United Nations Political Office for Somalia (UNPOS) has decided to treat Somalis as ‘ignoramus characters’ who could not understand... 
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