Opinion

Kenyan troops must leave Somalia - Opinion

0 Visits: 136 | Friday May 24, 2019 - 15:57:35
by Ahmednor Ugas Thursday, May 24, 2019 It is time for the Somali government to ask the African Union (AU) that Kenyan Defense Forces (KDF) are no longer needed to be part of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). Kenya sent its military to Somalia in October 2011 in the pretext of defending…

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Farmaajo scorecard: Impressive progress and shocking blunders

0 Visits: 474 | Saturday December 29, 2018 - 18:52:04
By HASSAN MOHAMED: Somalia has made important milestones in rebuilding its economy and normalising relations with the rest of the world and, more importantly, with international financial institutions. The country has, however, not done well in improving security and thawing political tensions to improve…

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Opinion: Somalis face a choice: Defend the rule of law or accept dictatorship

0 Visits: 423 | Wednesday December 19, 2018 - 20:46:56
By Abdirahman Abdishakur Warsame* MOGADISHU — Monday Dec. 17 was a sad day for Somalia – not because the terrorist group of al Shabab has struck a civilian target as its fighters usually do, but because the Somali government has deprived me and hundreds of my supporters of an opportunity to mark…

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Opinion: What is wrong with Somali Leaders and Politics?

0 Visits: 338 | Wednesday December 19, 2018 - 16:07:47
By: Garad Yusuf Mohamud This article will argue that historically Somalia and its citizens have never had the type of leaders who possessed a balance of vision, competence and power to successfully promote a message of justice, unity and hope. Rather, the evidence will suggest that the experience in…

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Somalia: Speaker Jawari under Pressure for Stalled Impeachment Motion

0 Visits: 206 | Sunday December 13, 2015 - 10:49:20
Political crisis are part of democratic system of governance but it can be avoided or properly managed by good quality leadership that adheres to the rule of law, good policy, and to a well-defined, transparent procedures, and practices in order to have a trustworthy government.

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Delivery of commitments: Time for action

0 Visits: 428 | Sunday December 13, 2015 - 09:27:08
ActForSomalia welcomes the great strides taken by the Government of Somalia to reconnect our country to partners who will further strengthen and contribute to our national progress.

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Who's Afraid of General Gabre?

0 Visits: 466 | Sunday December 13, 2015 - 09:27:08
I am an avid fan of Qeylo-dhaan, the Somali patriotic music band who as of late became to represent the true conscience of most Somalis who are deeply aching to find solutions for their country's never-ending mayhem.

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2016: The End of Somalia as We Know It

0 Visits: 398 | Sunday December 13, 2015 - 09:27:08
It's miserable to see that one's country is headed to the final stages of its demise and its inhabitants to an obscure existence. It's a vision that awakens me from my sleep and made even more terrifying by the acute reality that we are doing absolutely nothing to halt this and instead passively…

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Milicsiga Buugga Farsamada Dagaalka (The Art of War)

0 Visits: 540 | Sunday December 13, 2015 - 09:27:08
Buugga Farsamada Dagaalka (The Art of war) waa buugga ugu qadiimsan uguna caansan buugagta laga qorey arrimaha dagaalka. Sun Tzu oo ahaa taliye ciidan ee dalka Shiinaha wuxuu qorey Farsamada Dagaalka muddo laga joogo 2500 oo sano.

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Clan-based Selection, the only Practical Option in 2016

0 Visits: 167 | Sunday December 13, 2015 - 09:27:08
The constitutional term for the current Somali president and parliament is coming to end in the fall of 2016. This government was given clear mandates, and topmost among them was to usher in free and fair one man, one vote elections.

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16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence: Supporting Somalia to Empower Women

0 Visits: 166 | Sunday December 13, 2015 - 09:27:08
The 25th of November was the International Day to Eliminate Violence against Women and the start of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign. I took this opportunity to meet leading women from the British Somali Diaspora, to reinforce the UK's commitment to women's empowerment…

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Our political mistakes lead a domino effect.

0 Visits: 170 | Sunday December 13, 2015 - 09:27:08
Many political and social commentators and other scholarly writers pointed out that Somalia is a failed state. Somalia as a fail state is not something that I wish to discuss repeatedly because the evidence to support it has been crystal clear for so long; Somalia existed as a territory not as a functioning…

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Somalia: Political Tug of War and Legitimacy of the Executive Office.

0 Visits: 169 | Sunday December 13, 2015 - 09:27:08
n August 12, 2015 members of the Somali Federal Parliament tabled an Impeachment Motion against the President of the Somali Federal Republic, H. E Hassan Sheikh Mohamud. They issued a press release claiming that the decision to take this action was made, "after extensive consultation with members…

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Somaliland: No Reason for Speaker to Relinquish Position

0 Visits: 171 | Sunday December 13, 2015 - 09:27:08
President Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud (Silanyo) issued a statement on September 10, 2015 in which he declared that elections for president and members of lower parliament will be held on March 28, 2017.

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