Kenyan Miraa Flights temporary banned in Somalia by President Farmajo

Kenyan khat (miraa) planes have reportedly been banned temporarily in Somalia, until Kenyan authorities allow commercial passenger flights from Somalia to land...
Tuesday, August 11, 2020

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Somalia should allow al Shabaab to participate in polls

by CHARLES MWANZIASomalia is a federal, sovereign, and democratic republic founded on the inclusive representation of the people,...

The Worst Nobel Prize Winners!: Abiy and Aung San Suu Kyi

by Anwar A. BashirThe world is encountering enormous challenges, especially during the pandemic where all the countries are...

Ilhan Omar: When I spoke out about systematic oppression, the Republican response was vicious

This past week, I met with community members and state lawmakers to push for more change in the wake of George Floyd’s...
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Abiy Ahmed must draw lessons from the failed Ethio-Eritrean federation

by Bizuneh Getachew YimenuIt appears that our political elites have forgotten that once...

Egypt and Somalia had warm relations in the past, but now it is lukewarm at best

Ambiguity, tension, and possible escalation surround the future of Egypt-Somalia relations due to the latter’s unclear position...

Farmaajo should stop hiding behind election law to extend term

By PETER KAGWANJAAll things being equal, more than 6 million eligible voters, half...

Ethiopian Naval Ambitions: One of Ethopia’s long-term geopolitical objectives

Ethiopia is gradually and steadily opening up doors and minds to international relations. Testament to this was when French President Macron sealed...

Reforming the representation of Banadir in the Upper House may trigger a constitutional crisis

The Somali legislature's history goes back to the colonial and post-independence parliaments which were unicameral based on a multiparty system. Then a...

Rethinking the state-building model in Somalia: Time for paradigm shift

July 1 marked the 60th anniversary of the unification of the two Somalilands (the British Somaliland protectorate and the Italian Somaliland)....

UAE’s Mohammed bin Zayed ordered the attack that killed 90 in Somalia..

A major terrorist attack hit Somalia yesterday, right at a time when Turkey is preparing for a military operation in Libya,...

Does Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed deserve the Nobel Prize for Peace?

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is due to receive this year's Nobel Prize for Peace at a ceremony in Norway's capital, Oslo.

Somalia’s Oil and Gas: A recipe for corruption that could trigger renewed conflict in Somalia

Since March this year, the Minister for Petroleum and Minerals of the federal government of Somalia has been shuttling from city to...

Could Somalia become the next Texas?

The story of Somalia is being rewritten, and Texas’s oil boom of the early 20th century is a good marker for...
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US Rep Ilhan Omar readies for tough primary challenge

Ilhan Omar, a progressive United States representative from Minnesota who in 2018 became the first Somali-American and one of the first of...

Trump abruptly escorted from briefing after shooting near White House

The US Secret Service abruptly escorted President Donald Trump out of the White House press room in the middle of a briefing...

At least six killed as Somalia security forces put out prison uprising

At least six prisoners were killed and another six injured when Somali security forces beat back an uprising in Mogadishu's central...