Somalia: Commanding Attention - a Female Al-Shabaab Ex-Commander Speaks Out
'I have to go,' she says. And is gone. A few moments later, he calls her back, as he has several times, and she talks some more - anxiously and assertively all at once. He… Read more »
Africa: Mogadishu Blast Could Bring About Renewed Conflict Prevention
The attack in central Mogadishu on 14 October that killed more than 350 people has not drawn much attention from traditional or social media. Despite being the largest terror… Read more »
Somalia: How the Gulf Crisis Is Destabilising Somalia
The Saudi Arabia-United Arab Emirates (UAE) decision to break relations with Qatar, and more importantly their insistence for others to follow their lead, has pitted the Federal… Read more »
Africa: Al-Shabaab Holds Its Ground Against Somalia's Amnesty Deal
Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed (Farmajo) has employed a classic carrot-and-stick approach to al-Shabaab since taking office in February. In early April, Farmajo… Read more »
Somalia: Nation Needs More Action, Less Lip Service
Drought, a lack of security and inclusive politics, unemployment and poverty, piracy and the terror group al-Shabaab continue to plague Somalia. And while there has been progress… Read more »
Africa: Final Push for Peace in Somalia?
Despite global efforts to combat terrorism in Somalia, al-Shabaab's attacks continue and the group still controls large parts of the country. Read more »
Africa: New African Union Chief Puts Peace Back On the Agenda
The scene is not a familiar one at the African Union (AU): the AU Commission (AUC) chairperson, in shirtsleeves, walking in the blazing sun down an unpaved alley in a war-torn… Read more »
Somalia: Elections Herald Unexpected Fresh Start
Somalia’s indirect elections concluded on a positive note last Wednesday, after Parliamentarians (who are appointed by clan members and regional leaders) voted for a… Read more »
August 01, 2016
Somalia: Peace in Somalia - How Can Amisom Succeed?
The African Union (AU) Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has been active since 2007 - but the mission is struggling to fulfil its peace-support function and is dealing with a plethora of… Read more »
February 12, 2016
Somalia: Lack of Governance Systems Hinder Recovery
After 25 years of protracted clan-based conflict, Somalia is finally seeing some positive changes. Read more »
AllAfrica publishes around 900 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.