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Kenya’s Misbehavior and the Negative Consequences of Disrespecting the AMISOM Mandate – By Jibril Mohamed

Jun 25, 2013
Kenya has about 4,000 soldiers as part of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), a peacekeeping force mandated by the United Nations Security Council to help create an ample environment for the Federal Government of Somalia to set up legitimate governance institutions. However, Kenyan soldiers in Somalia’s third largest city, Kismayo, have actively been supporting an anti-government clan... 

Somalia: Commentary on IHS Jane’s spin on Jubbaland trap

May 8, 2013
Few days ago, IHS Jane, a well-established company for global security analysis, released an analysis under the title Somalia’s Jubbaland Conundrum. The following key points are presented at the beginning of the analysis for quick and effective impact. The Somali federal Government‘s new policy of doing away with the federalism that brought it to power poses a threat to the country’s progress... 

An Op-ed by Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank, on the Somalia Conference held today in London

May 7, 2013
From fear to hope – Getting it right in Somalia OPINION PIECE LONDON, United-Kingdom, May 7, 2013/ – Leaders from more than 50 states and international organizations have gathered in London, UK to attend the Somalia Conference today on Tuesday (May 7th, 2013) with the co-chairing of Somalia President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and UK Premier David Cameron. In light of this event, please... 

How Governor of Bay Region was appointed: a bottom-up approach? By Abdulkadir Suleiman

Apr 9, 2013
Following the inauguration of Somalia’s Federal Permanent Government (SFG) in August 2012, the formation and acceleration of Regional States that was envisioned in the adopted Somali Provisional Constitution has been in process. The leaders of the SFG in an unforeseen manner have paid rounding tour in most of those regions; assessing the social situation and seeking consultation from the stakeholders... 

Clan federalism tears Somalia apart – By Mohamud M. Uluso

Jan 29, 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... 

Somalia’s road to disasters awareness, prevention and mitigation – By Abdiweli Sulaiman Abdi

Jan 3, 2013
The world needs to sustain its seven billion people that rely on it for their daily living. But the way we sustain our lives has not always been friendly to our environment. This includes but not limited to the   overuse of fossil fuels, deforestation and so forth, all of which emit greenhouse gases responsible for global warming, the trigger of the climate change. Climate change is a subsequent... 

Ethiopia, Kenya decided to takeover Somalia

Dec 17, 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... 

BBC/VOA Somali service: Reality vs. falsehood

Oct 15, 2012
VOA Horn of Africa director BBC East Africa Bureau BBC/VOA Somali service: Reality vs. falsehood Excellencies’ Modern media, especially the internet, cable TV, and even radio, can receive and disseminate information very quickly. This makes the world a more connected place, and helps the public to be better informed. It also gives people more access to ideas, opinions, and news from many different... 

Why can’t you keep quite? by Sayidali Yasin Sheik

Sep 26, 2012
The killing of innocent Somali journalists is on the rise in many places within Somalia especially in Mogadishu while the reason and the killers both remain anonymous. Somalia has one of the most vibrant media Sectors in the Horn of Africa yet its one of the most dangerous places to work as a journalist. On 20th of September 2012 it was very dark day for the Somali journalist when two sucide attacks... 

Speaker Mohamed Osman Jawari: New Hope for Somalia – By Sakawdin Mohamed

Aug 29, 2012
Through a transparent election of the speaker of the parliament today Prof. Jawari becomes as one of many before him. Professor Mohamed Osman Jawari as the new speaker is indeed a milestone and a historic moment. It is undeniable that the election of Professor Jawari is a considerable improvement on the previous speakers as he is an educated person with in depth knowledge and considerable experience...