Brewing tensions between South West State and the Federal Government

16.8.2022: Mogadishu, Somalia In a surprise move to many, President Laftagareen of South West State travelled to the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa earlier this month. This came following visits by senior Ethiopian security officials to Baydhabo as part of Addis Ababa's new security policy as a result of the recent Al-Shabab attack in Somali Galbeed.... Continue Reading →

Al-Shabab attack on Somali Galbeed, Why Now?

06.08.2022: Mogadishu, Somalia The scale of the Al-Shabab attack on Somali Galbeed (Somali State) has come as a surprise to many security and political analysts alike. It is clear that Al-Shabab has spent a lengthy amount of time preparing including recruiting, arming and training of new fighters as well as devising both military and political... Continue Reading →

The Visit to Egypt and what this could mean for Somalia

25.7.2022: Mogadishu, Somalia President Hassan Sheikh Mahmoud has taken his seventh visit abroad in which he travelled to Cairo to meet his Egyptian counterpart, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. The foreign policy movements by the President has demonstrated a major shift from previous foreign policy. Hassan Sheikh entered office with a bulldozer, ready to completely reconfigure... Continue Reading →

Somalia: Severe Droughts and Climate Change

13.06.2022: Mogadishu, Somalia As the waters evaporate due to the sizzling heat of the sun, so have the hopes and dreams of hundreds of thousands of traditional nomadic and farmer communities of Somalia. Crop harvest has been destroyed, livestock has died. For these people, their only means to survive in a country with limited job... Continue Reading →

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