Monthly Archives

February 2020

Who holds Somalia’s tight ropes for historic elections?

EDITORIAL | Somalia's history in 2020 could be an inspiration or disillusionment. And depending on who you ask, some people may be credited for leading to this brand or redirecting the country's journey to an unknown area. This week marks a milestone in particular for Somalia: The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) begins its planned troop command on 28 February, reducing the number by initially around 1,000. As recommended by UN Security Council Resolution 2472 of 2019, AMISOM was to begin a gradual…

Thousands take to the streets on their 1st anniversary

The Algerian riot police used water cannons to disperse protesters who on Saturday marked the first anniversary of a protest movement seeking a review of the political system. Several thousand people gathered in the capital Algiers, shouting "the people want the fall of the regime" and "we have come to get rid of you", referring to the country's rulers, Agence France-Presse (AFP) told reporters. "No to military power, civilian, non-military state" was written on a banner, referring to the authority…

Violence displaces 4,000 daily in Burkina Faso: UN

More than 4,000 people are being forced to flee their homes every day in Burkina Faso amid growing terrorist attacks by terrorist groups, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said on Friday. "In Burkina Faso, recent attacks by militants on civilians and local authorities have forced a daily average of more than 4,000 people to flee their homes and search for security since January 1," the UNHCR said in a statement. So far, 765,000 people have already been displaced, it added. "People…

The 10 best English managers in Premier League history

English managers are not known for the best Premier League jobs today, with talented coaches from all over the world conducting their business in the world's most lucrative division. No English manager has ever finished higher than second in the Premier League, while Howard Wilkinson is the last to win the top flight, way back in 1992 with Leeds.There is still a good performance record among home coaches. Here's a look at the top 10 English managers in Premier League history ...Stoke City vs. Newcastle United - Premier…

Somalia: Why Farmajo policy in Jubaland can challenge logic

EDITORIAL | Somalia's politics these days are behaving like a moving target. Unanswered other and new things are happening that affect security, economy and society in general. But for a country struggling to discard the mark of insecurity, many things seem to remain like sticking sore thumbs. So this week, after the Galmudug fiasco, we seem to have gone back to the usual federal-government-federal-state drawn by wars. First, the federal government in Somalia sent Somali special forces, reportedly trained by…

The US Ambassador wasted $ 1 billion in Somalia and is now

Somalia sank into state chapter in 1991, and famine rapidly adopted as warlords fought for the stays of the nation's infrastructure. Tv photographs of ravenous youngsters motivated the George HW Bush administration to supply help and help. Nonetheless, quite than rescuing the Somalis, the humanitarian intervention ended up encouraging warlords and venal politicians to battle for help or use it to strengthen favoritism or deny meals and help to their political rivals. Whereas the Clinton administration deserted…

The US Ambassador wasted $ 1 billion in Somalia and is now

Somalia sank into state chapter in 1991, and famine shortly adopted as warlords fought for the stays of the nation's infrastructure. Tv photographs of ravenous youngsters motivated the George HW Bush administration to supply support and help. Nevertheless, moderately than rescuing the Somalis, the humanitarian intervention ended up encouraging warlords and venal politicians to combat for support or use it to bolster favoritism or deny meals and help to their political rivals. Whereas the Clinton administration…

Somalia: Yamamoto’s controversial policy could be what the doctor ordered

EDITORIAL | U.S. Ambassador to Somalia Donald Yamamoto may be the number one public enemy, depending on who you ask. But he may also be a stone that masons almost rejected in Somalia. In the last ten days, Mr. Yamamoto, the former deputy foreign minister for African affairs, set fire to controversy in Galmudug, where he joined Ahmed Kariye Qoorqoor as a new state president. The local Sunni group (Ahlu-Sunna Wal-Jamaah (ASWJ) and other candidates had in fact boycotted the polls, arguing that there was a…

US mission statement and call for dialogue and reconciliation in Somalia welcome

EDITORIAL | After days of blatant attacks and condemnation in response to the US mission's approval of the election of Ahmed Abdi Kariye "Qoorqoor" in Galmudug, Ambassador Yamamoto has changed course and called for reconciliation and dialogue, admitting that the recent election was far from perfect and accepts the status of federal Member States including Jubaland. The US message accepts Jubaland as a member of the five FGSs and accepts the presidential election in Jubaland in 2019 and the status of Ahmed Mohamed…

“Wag the Canine” and Godah from Villa Somalia

There are hardly any Somalis besides much less suspicious and sometimes paid executives aka N&N, who don't consider that Farmajo has plunged Somalia into disaster. He had destroyed Galmudg; companies in Mogadishu pay two taxes - to the federal government and to the REAL Alshabab avenue authorities. Moreover, Farmajo almost destroyed Jubaland. Weary Ware is nothing however a money hostage with no imaginative and prescient. And Laftagran is not even taken critically by both Farmajo or IC, and it is an enormous…

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More