Climate and Environmental Challenges facing Somalia & the Role of Somali Youth

29.9.2022: Mogadishu, Somalia According to experts, Somalia is experiencing its worst drought crisis in a decade, with millions of Somalis going hungry and being forced from their homes in search of food and water across other parts of Somalia. We have seen dozens of IDPs camps prop up across southern and central Somalia as more... Continue Reading →

NCC Meeting: Remaining Issues

12.09.2022: Mogadishu, Somalia Leaders of the Federal Member States and the Federal Government gathered in Mogadishu to discuss the current impasses and disputes amongst themselves as well as the current issues facing the country. This was the second attempt by Villa Somalia to hold an NCC summit. A planned event intended to take place back... Continue Reading →

Civilians Killed in US Drone Strike in Mubarak

11.09.2022: Mogadishu, Somalia The United States Military Africa Command (AFRICOM) has conducted an drone strike in Somalia which has killed 7 civilians in Mubaarak, Lower Shabelle region of Hirshabelle State. This is another major drone strike by the US government in recent weeks: On August 9th, the AFRCOM conducted a drone strike near the regional... Continue Reading →

US to train more Danab Commandos

07.09.2022: Mogadishu, Somalia Somali Defence Minister Abdulkadir Mohamed Nur alongside the Somali National Army Chief Gen. Odowaa Yusuf Raage met with the US Ambassador to Somalia, Larry Andre in Mogadishu this afternoon to confirm the training of more Danab commandos as the projected is signed off. The US began training Danab Commandos in 2014 and... Continue Reading →

Security Failures in Mogadishu

22.8.2022: Mogadishu, Somalia Since the administration led by former President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, the Somali government and its international partners have continuously portrayed an image that the Somali Armed Forces were being trained to finally take over the security of Somalia from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), now the African Transitional Mission in... 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 →

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