PM Rooble calls FMS leaders to Mogadishu

The address by the President earlier this week at the Lower House of Parliament has touched many Somalis. President Farmaajo spoke about the recent political stalemate and violence, condemning opposition leaders orchestrating and fuelling the clashes witnessed in recent weeks. However, we also saw the emotional side of Farmaajo, in which he spoke about his... Continue Reading →

Somalia’s rejection of AU Communique and what it means for elections

African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) communique has come as a shock to many Somalis. From the condemnation by the AUPSC of the vote at Golaha Shacabka and the AU unequivocally outlining that Somalia is "unable to implement" a 'One-Person One Vote' (OPOV) model to the request by the AU to have AMISOM soldiers... Continue Reading →

FGS releases URGENT statement regarding AU meeting

The all important African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) meeting has commenced today to discuss how the African Union (AU) can best support the implementation of an election in Somalia through facilitating dialogue between stakeholders in the upcoming elections. This comes after President Farmaajo's surprise visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo earlier this... Continue Reading →

IGAD Releases Statement on Somalia

IGAD has officially released a statement today on recent political events in Somalia. This comes on the backdrop of President Farmaajo's surprise visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo just two days ago. In a tweet on his Twitter page, President Farmaajo outlined that he "welcomes the AU to take a leading role in facilitating... Continue Reading →

President Farmaajo FINALLY breaks silence on Election Impasse

Throughout this entire political chaos, President Farmaajo has admirably remained quiet, despite continues attacks from opponents including leaders of the regional governments of Puntland and Jubaland as well as Presidential candidates and Parliamentarians. We have seen many scathing personal attacks from MPs such Mahad Salaad who infamously compared President Farmaajo to the Quranic evil figure... Continue Reading →

Why have the Afisyooni talks collapsed?

A Summary... It seems as if the Somali election impasse has been prolonged for an eternity and what a pantomime it has been. It was in July 2020 that the talks between the Federal government (DFS) and Federal Member states (FMS) began to hit a roadblock. The leadership in Garowe and Kismaayo were vigorously against... Continue Reading →

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