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What Kind Of Nation Do We Want To Bethe Challenges Of Nation Building In Somalia?

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What kind of nation do we want to be THE CHALLENGES OF NATION BUILDING IN SOMALIA? Introduction: The referendum is all about the kind of nation we want to be, do we want to be a nation that is willing to build on the values we share with our global; that…

Turkish Airlines steps in to help famine-hit Somalia

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By Izzet Taskiran ISTANBUL Turkish Airlines have responded to a call to help send aid to famine-struck Somalia. The flag carrier acted when the hashtag #TurkishAirlinesHelpSomalia was shared hundreds of thousands of times after Vine and Snapchat star Jerome Jarre started a social media campaign to highlight the humanitarian disaster…

Can Somalia’s New President Negotiate with al-Shabaab?

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Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo is seen as a man of integrity, cracking down on corruption, and fostering good governance. Many see this as the key to defeating the al-Qaeda affiliate, along with military might. But is that enough? The recent election of President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo, a Somali-American technocrat who previously…

A New Somalia Is Here: Let’s Seize the Opportunity!

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A New Somalia Is Here: Let’s Seize the Opportunity!    By Abdirahman Omar Osman (Eng. Yarisow) engabdirahman@gmail.com   A new Somalia is here and our people are brimming with levels of optimism and public support not witnessed since before the state’s disintegration in 1991.   In the month since his…

Circling The Square In Somalia

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Somalia is headed to the right direction. But ‘right direction’ doesn’t mean a path free of pitfalls and clear of landmines. A new President who inspired renewed sense of optimism within the Somali people has been elected by the parliament. In his inauguration speech, the new President—Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed (Farmaajo)—has…

Leaked – Uproar over plans for Egypt-UAE military base in Somaliland

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Leaked – Uproar over plans for Egypt-UAE military base in Somaliland (Africa Intelligence)-The prospect of an Emirati military base in Berbera  has brought regional tensions into sharp focus. The existing version of the treaty between Somaliland and UAE authorities is only partial. On Feb. 15 MPs from the opposition Wadani…

Countdown to AMISOM Withdrawal – Is Somalia Ready?

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By Samuel Okiror Kampala — The swearing-in last week of Somalia’s new President Mohamed Abdullahi “Farmajo” was greeted with a surge of optimism on the streets of Mogadishu that a new era of stability was on its way. He won by a landslide, on a wave of nationalist fervour. But…

Somalia Parliament has approved Hassan Khayre as the Somalia’s new PM

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Somalia Parliament has collectively approved Hassan Ali Khaire as the  Somalia’s new Prime Minister , Thursday  23 February 2017 President Mohamed Abdullahi Faramaajo nominated this position. All the 231 members present voted in support of the new Premier effectively allowing him to form the new cabinet.   Article 69 (2)…

Somalia declares ‘national disaster’ over drought

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Somalia’s new leader has declared a national disaster for a prolonged drought that has forced about half of the country’s population to seek urgent food assistance and sparked fears of a potential famine. The announcement on Tuesday by President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed’s office came a day after the World Health…

Oil Mogul Named New Somali Prime Minister

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Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has appointed Mr Hassan Ali Kheyre as his prime minister. The announcement was made Thursday, a day after the president’s inauguration ceremony held at a heavily guarded airport zone in the capital Mogadishu. Kheyre, a Somali-Norwegian, is a former regional director (Horn of Africa and…

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