Somalia & the issue of Petroleum

20.9.2022: Mogadishu, Somalia Over the last decade, there has been an exponential boom in the exploration of hydrocarbon resources in the East Africa region which has been categorised as the new frontier of oil and gas exploration in the globe - especially as the globe looks for alternative sources of energy away from Russia and... Continue Reading →

100 Days On: A Success for the President?

07.09.2022: Mogadishu, Somalia President Hassan Sheikh Mahmoud became the first President in history of Somalia to be given the opportunity to serve a second term. There was mixed emotions and reactions to his re-election as President of Somalia. His critics have called him weak on foreign policy and pointed to his track record on corruption... 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 →

Why is the United States interested in Somalia?

06.06.2022: Mogadishu, Somalia On the 16th of May 2022, President Biden signed an order authorising the United States military to once again deploy hundreds of troops to Somalia. The decision reversed a previous decision made by former President Donald J. Trump to withdraw nearly all 700 ground troops who had been previously stationed there. Additionally,... Continue Reading →

Forming Somalia: The Somali Youth League

15th of May, 1943 was a warm spring afternoon in the middle of Mogadishu. Thirteen young enthusiastic Somali men came together with one vision: the independence and unification of all five occupied Somali territories under a white star emerged in an ocean blue depicting the long Somali coast- the longest coast in Africa. This would... Continue Reading →

Orchestrating a Civil War: a Series of Events

The past week has seen turmoil in Mogadishu. We've seen fighting in areas of the capital between militia groups and the security forces of the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) which has cost lives and damaged public property. We have seen main roads blockaded with makeshift piles of sand and debris. Images and videos of... Continue Reading →

Espionage, Fake News and Unrest in Muqdisho

Last week has shed light on the shady underbelly of Somali politics which has loomed in the background for decades in Muqdisho. The dark forces which refuse to remove their grip of Somalia and attempt maintain shackles around her ankles have been dragged out into the spotlight. From the Banaadir Regional Court's list of six... Continue Reading →

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