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Despite unprecedented level of foreign interventions particularly since 2000, Somalia lingers as a failed state which is a threat to the international peace and security. ...

Corruption is institutionalized in Somalia as the concept has lost the negative connotations and moral safeguards against it. In fact, corruption has become politically and socially acceptable. ...

One of the highest priorities of President Hassan’s six pillar policy was economic recovery that he promised in his first speech. However, if the government does not plan to boost and generate enough power (electricity) for Somalia market, particularly both Shabelle and Banadir region which are the most populated and fertile regions, a sustainable economic growth will...

When I was a kid in Jammaame, in every early August, the farms were at their harvest time. Maize, sorghum, beans, peas, sesame, pumpkins, cotton and many types of fruits were ready for harvest: mango, grapefruit and lemon and water melon. This is the time of the plenty and it is time for celebration. The Dab Shid is a time for celebration of the bounties. But not only...

The debate among Somalis over clan federalism (clan segregation) hasn’t produced common understanding and consensus for final bargain because it takes place in vacuum, outside formal democratic process. The federal government has shirked from its leadership responsibility to organize and lead national debate on federalism for legislation as set forth in the provisional...

Turkey, who had started quite intense humanitarian assistance for Somalia in 2011, is still maintaining this mission continuously, and building a strong brotherhood bridge between the Somalian community and Turkish Community. ...

Sitting in Mogadishu, it’s easy to think the world needs to learn from Somalia. As human suffering escalates in Ukraine, Syria, Iraq, Gaza, Libya, South Sudan and the Central African Republic, Somalia looks increasingly stable and hopeful. ...

Early in September, U.S. President Barack Obama announced he had carried out a targeted assassination of the leader of the Al-Shabaab Islamic resistance organization in Somalia. The group has been fighting against the Somali government and a regional military force for over six years. ...

As we saw over the past couple months, the historic union of the United Kingdom was on the verge of splitting up as the people of Scotland decided to go the polls to vote on independence or to remain part of the UK. ...

Optimism for peace and recovery in Somalia has become a transient feeling quickly dashed by the occurrence of violent incidents and discovery of gross wrongdoings. ...