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There is currently a power conflict brewing between Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed and President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud. This dynamic is not a particularly unique one between these two individuals. In fact, over the past 10 years, there have been four presidents and 11 prime ministers in the Somali federal government. Within each of these administrations there have...

Somalia has been an independent country now for over five decades. It’s still the same people those who holdtop posts  with the same thinking capacities as it was in 1960s and they  set the strategies straight with the combination of interests ...

“A Sick man has a hundred advisers” is one of the widely used proverbs in Somalia and it is at best relevant to the on-going conflict in the country. Somalia has seen many well-meaning external actors (with overlapping and contradicting agenda) ending up making poor decisions that prolonged the conflict. One of the factors that led to this failure is the adaption...

Nickolas Kay, who is the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Somalia, has clearly overstepped his mandate by interfering Somalia’s internal politics and expressing a serious bias against the Federal Institutions. ...

The Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and the United Nations Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) are frantically engaged in put-up job for the first Ministerial High Level Partnership Forum (HLPF) Conference on Somalia scheduled to take place in Copenhagen, Denmark on November 19-20, 2014. ...

As I write this piece, my teacher and friend, Shukri Ahmed Islow, is back to Mogadishu after twelve years of wandering the region for a home – six were in Uganda. ...

The East African Energy Forum (EAEF), a Somali lobby group, has today condemned the Kenyan government of what it is calling “the slow elaborate annexation of Somali offshore territory.” ...

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...