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 »
December 07, 2015
East Africa:Who Profits From Kenya's War in Somalia?
It has been more than four years since the Kenyan Defence Force (KDF) crossed the border into Somalia, and Kenyans are entitled to ask what exactly their troops are still doing… Read more »
October 28, 2015
Somalia:Is Somaliland Still a Good News Story?
In Somaliland, most politicians are known by their nicknames. So President Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud is 'Silanyo,' which translates to 'skinny lizard' - a throwback to his youth when… Read more »
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