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Does supporting president Farmajo represent the rise of Somali nationalism?

Does supporting president Farmajo represent the rise of Somali nationalism?

On February 6, when talks in the city of Dhusamareb, Somalia broke up without an agreement between the federal government and the states on...
Biden’s Restrictions on Drone Strikes Are about Much more Than Drones

Biden’s Restrictions on Drone Strikes Are about Much more Than Drones

The Pentagon confirmed this week that President Joe Biden has imposed new, temporary restrictions on counterterrorism drone strikes outside of active battlefields, making them...
End Trump and Biden’s Secret Bombing Wars

End Trump and Biden’s Secret Bombing Wars

On February 25, President Joe Biden ordered the U.S. military to drop seven 500-pound bombs on Iraqi forces in Syria, reportedly killing twenty-two people....
What next for angry anti-government protesters in Somalia?

What next for angry anti-government protesters in Somalia?

Somali opposition candidates have accused the government of blocking last week's protests against outgoing President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, known as Farmajo, and his administration. “The...
An Election Won’t Lift Somalis Out of Economic Despair

Poll stalemate plagues Somalia amid political bickering

As Somalia fights the coronavirus pandemic and locust invasion, as well as a humanitarian crisis in the southwestern Bakool region due to al-Qaeda-affiliated terror...

Lessons To Take Away From The Al-shabaab Attacks in Mogadishu

Since 2014, Al-shabaab has launched more than ten attacks on Mogadishu hotels. Its operatives collect intelligence on the targets before catching security forces off guard. What...
A Closer Look at Somalia’s Uninspiring Electoral Process

A Closer Look at Somalia’s Uninspiring Electoral Process

“I wouldn’t call this an election … this is a selection.” So said Halima Ibrahim, head of Somalia’s National Independent Elections Commission, about the electoral...
Will Somalia Be Collateral Damage of Ethiopia’s Tigray Conflict?

Will Somalia Be Collateral Damage of Ethiopia’s Tigray Conflict?

In November, as the Ethiopian government escalated its military campaign against the northern Tigray region, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed quietly ordered a drawdown of...
Is another regional alliance what the Horn needs?

Is another regional alliance what the Horn needs?

Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia’s new alliance must complement existing structures and not exacerbate distrust and undermine integration. The new...

Kenya-Somali row: Has a phone call brought peace?

Hundreds of residents of Mandera in north-eastern Kenya near Somalia have fled the area in the aftermath of clashes between warring troops across the...