Historic National Consultative Summit: Somali-led Agreement

From the brink of civil war to an agreement within one month. What a rollercoaster journey for observants of Somali politics. To be fair, Somalia has been on a rollercoaster for the last thirty years, swerving side to side and doing loops leaving Somali affairs in a whirlwind. Nevertheless, it seems like such instability and... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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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