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 →

Somalia’s leaders travel to regional capitals as Mogadishu remains tense

25.8.2022: Mogadishu, Somalia Leaders of the Somali Federal Government have made trips to regional states as part of a political endeavour to gain support for the new government and its various nationwide programmes including security and reconciliation. Prime Minister Hamza Abdi Barre made his first domestic trip since his appointment to Beledweyne, the regional capital... Continue Reading →

President Hassan Sheikh vows ‘all-out war’ against Al-Shabaab following deadly 30-hour siege

24.8.2022: Mogadishu, Somalia President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud pledged "an all-out war" against Al-Shabab in his first statement since the militants besieged Hayat Hotel in the Somali capital, Mogadishu for over 30-hours. The attack which began Friday evening was the first of its nature or status since the horrendous Al-Shabab car-bomb attack in December of 2019... 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 →

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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