National Consultative Council & Parliament Conundrum — A Failing System

Since the Presidency of the Hassan Sheikh Mahmoud, the National Consultative Council (NCC) has been meeting quite regularly to discuss the burning constitutional, security and political issues in the nation among other topics of importance. Leaders of the Federal Member States (FMS), Banaadir Regional Authority and the Federal Government represented by the President, Prime Minister... Continue Reading →

SNA in Tigray – The Biggest Fake News Scandal in Somali History

20.12.2022: Mogadishu, Somalia Finally, after over a year of fake news reports by outlets such as Reuters and a discredited UN report which obtained its evidence from questionable sources, the incumbent Somali President, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud announced on Monday that Somali National Army (SNA) units training in Eritrea will begin returning home this month in... Continue Reading →

“Somalia’s strategy for the war against al-Shabaab will condemn the country to perpetual hell” – Prof Abdi Samatar

DAILY MAVERICK 07.11.2022: Mogadishu, Somalia Al-Shabaab has committed atrocities and stolen the future of two generations of Somalis through its terror and nihilistic strategy. It is time to take the war to it, but the new Somali leadership is playing with fire by deploying the same divisive strategy that ruined the country in 1991.  Somalia... Continue Reading →

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 →

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