The challenges and burdens our people faced during the last three generations, including colonialism, bad governance, massacre by a dictatorial regime, neglect and being scattered all over the world as refugees makes […]
Somalia’s drought crisis needs lasting solutions
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Somalia is suffering one of the worst droughts in a generation after three successive poor rainy seasons and harvests. The food shortage has reached crisis […]
Why is the American right waging a stealth neocolonial assault on Somalia?
On March 14, the conservative Heritage Foundation played host to the president of Somaliland, a breakaway region of Somalia “whose self-declared independence … is not internationally recognized,” in the words of a […]
Worship and Health Benefits of Fasting in RAMADAN
Fasting is one of the Five Pillars of Islam, which form the basis of how Muslims live their lives on the earth. The other pillars are faith, prayer, charity and making Pilgrimage […]
SOMALIA: THE NEED FOR JUDICIAL AND LAW AND ORDER REFORM
The last time Somalia had a fully functioning democracy was 1969. Somalia has lost all working knowledge of how democracy works. There are many in Somalia who are working in branches of […]
What If Fahad Yassin Runs for President of Somalia?
There are reports that Baidoa, is currently planning to host a new political alliance between Rahweyne and Dir. The potential coalition seeks to change the current power-sharing system. It’s speculated the possibility […]
What Would Happen if Farmajo Remains in Office?
Somalia is about to finalize the most corrupt, most controversial, and most rigged legislative elections in the country’s history. In fact, this election–or, rather, “selection”–process has a chance of winning or entering […]
Three Why-s and their answers.
According to Oxfam “Every year, members of the Somali diaspora send approximately $1.3 billion to their friends and relatives in Somalia, exceeding all humanitarian and development assistance to the country and comprising […]
Is Somalia a Kleptocratic State
Somalia has been in political, security, and state turmoil for the last three decades resulting in the collapse of the country’s institutions, political unrest, terrorism, endless clan conflict, and power struggles between […]
Rethinking electoral process in Somalia
Somalia was the first African country to have direct universal suffrage. Multiparty elections were held in the country in 1964 and 1967. Since then, the country’s political systems and structure quickly moved toward a […]
If The Damul-Jadiid in Mogadisho Was Politically Weakened, The Aaran-Jaan in Garowe Is Now Militarily Challenged And Why Not Tomorrow The Jeegaan in Hargeisa By Abiy Ahmed?
In my book, A Crying Somali Citizen: Somalia Manipulated and Vulnerable Nation that was published in 2020 in Sweden, I wrote: ‘One human being gives birth to another similar human being and […]
Somalia: An Appeal to Save the Nation
In the wake of recent developments in the political arena of Somalia between President Farmajo and Prime minister Mohamed Hussein Roble requires bold and prudent actions in saving the country’s future. Beginning […]
Opinion: Disciples of Abu-Zubeyr and Robert Greene, Abetted by Bigots and Qatar Took Control of Somalia
Somalia is a blessed and beautiful country that has all the potential of becoming a peaceful, democratic, and prosperous one. Unfortunately, despite two decades of international and national efforts to build a […]
Al-Shabaab is a Disaster in Somalia – Is our Body Politics Better?
The widely held and responsible position is that Al-Shabaab is a violent extremist outfit that is a disaster for Somalia and the region. They are and I have argued in my previous […]
For Deni, Political Life Is A Loss, In Installments
Ever since Said Abdullahi Deni won Puntland presidency in January 2019, he has been mired in one crisis after another, and so I wonder who is actually in charge. Some would answer: […]
Somalia’s Forthcoming Election Free, Fair, Fraud Or Fragmentation
Before we talk about the Somalia’s electoral impasses we ought to turn back the electoral scenario of the region particularly the intergovernmental authority on development (IGAD). The IGAD region had bad blood […]
Fake Fight: The Quiet Jihadist Takeover of Somalia
On 26 October 2021, I was convicted of espionage by a Somali court and sentenced to five years in prison. The court also ruled that Sahan Research, a thinktank I co-founded and […]
The Somali government must focus its messaging to win the media war against Al-Shabaab
The Somali government claims it is strategically focused on winning public hearts and minds in the fight against Al-Shabaab. They understand that this is the only way they can liberate Somalia from […]
Confronting Ikran Tahlil’s disappearance
Confronting Ikran Tahlil’s disappearance, has evoked dark memories of the disappearance of my uncle Saeed Abdulkadir Farah. He was my mother’s favorite brother and they were incredibly close. He went missing in […]
Puntland Democratisation Process: A Dream Come True
In the dictionary definition, democracy “is government by the people in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a […]