Monday, December 16, 2019

Somali Articles

Mogadishu needs robust support to reclaim its lost glory [By: Eng Yarisow]

Recently, I was moved from Ministry of Information in the Somali Federal Government where I served as a Minister for Information, Culture & Tourism to a new post as the Mayor of Mogadishu and the Governor of Banadir region,...

The First Year of President Farmaajo and Prime Minister Kheyre

President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo and Prime Minister Hassan Ali Kheyre popularity has slipped since the 2017 election, because of their inaction and mostly talk, as well as their lack of vision, strategy and concrete policies in addressing the enormous challenges facing...

FREE NAIMA QORANE: A PRISONER OF CONSCIENCE IN SOMALILAND JAILS

Calanyohow babanayaa Caku dunida oo idil Cidaan kugu masaala Kula cayn dhigaayaa Caalaamkaba ma joogtoo Ciiltire ayaad tahay Cadawgaa ma ciil baxo. Naima Abwaan Qorane Somaliland is a separatist enclave in Somalia that is ruled by former Somali National Movement (SNM) rebels who utilized the collapse of...

Lessons for Somalia: DP world in Yemen and what that means for Somalia

In 2008 the Yemeni government signed a deal with DP world (The UAE based government owned port management company) in which the operation and control of Aden's strategic port would be taken over by DP world. The agreement stipulated...

Blue skies over Somalia

by Abukar Arman Abukar Arman is a Somali political analyst, writer and former diplomat The stage seemed set for a ceremonial rubber-stamping of the status quo. Some of the new parliamentarians, many of who came through a corrupt process supported by domestic...

A Bloody Reminder for Somalia: Chaos Is Never Far Away

MOGADISHU, Somalia — When the first explosion rang out, the men on the hotel patio looked up for a moment, then at one another — and kept on eating breakfast. Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, long ago grew accustomed...

Somali-American Competes in Hijab and Burkini for Minnesota Beauty Pageant

Halima Aden first came to the United States when she was 7, after her family left the refugee camp in Kenya where Aden was born. Since settling into Minnesota’s growing Somali community — according to census data, the largest such...

Chasing Mirages Across Somalia

Hopelessness is a dangerous dead-end. As in people, nations need sense of hope to exist and to deal with inevitable challenges throughout their development and indeed existence. But that sense of hope must be grounded on reality; otherwise, it...

Thank you but don’t reward yourself with our maritime space, Somalia to Kenya

Kenya shouldn’t dare imagine that because of its support to Somalia, that it can reward itself with Somalia’s maritime space. Those were the warning remarks made by Somalia during the conclusion of the oral submissions in the maritime boundary...

Somalia: The Impasse of 2016 Electoral Process drags on

The precarious security and political situation in Somalia is rapidly degenerating due to the vacuum created by the ending of the term in office of the current leaders of the federal government - the president, the federal parliament, and the...
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The Desert Locust ravages the Horn of Africa

 – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) warns that unless early and sustained...
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Boris Johnson, Conservatives secure smashing win in British election

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has won a resounding overall majority in the United Kingdom's general election and will return...

U.S. Bureaucratic Blunder Could Cost Somalia Desperately Needed Debt Relief

An international push to secure sorely needed debt relief for Somalia may be derailed because of a bureaucratic blunder in Washington,...

Somali security forces kill 5 Al-Shabab fighters to end Mogadishu Hotel siege

Somali security forces shot dead five Al Shabaab gunmen, who had killed three civilians and two soldiers during an attack on a...

Armed men attack Hotel Near presidential residence in Somalia’s capital

Al Shabaab gunmen attacked a hotel in Somalia’s capital near the president’s residence and fighting was still going on, police and the...