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EDITORIAL: Why Somalia’s hope is predicated on Roble’s knowledge

EDITORIAL | Somalia's Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble might have one of many world's most enviable jobs. However he additionally hopes for hundreds of thousands of Somalis desirous to undergo a protected, credible and controllable election. On Thursday, following his cupboard assembly, Mr Roble famous that his workforce of ministers will likely be eager to tame graft, guarantee a free and truthful election, work in direction of safety and financial points affecting Somalia. We're inspired by the promise of…

EDITORIAL: Why Somalia’s forthcoming election might distinguish it from friends

EDITORIAL | The eye this week by way of elections could have been on Tanzania. However the lesson there was large enough to achieve Mogadishu. And with Somalia's personal election scheduled for December to February subsequent yr, the organizers at Mogadishu can not afford to take a seat on their fingers but. The right way to do it: The East African nation, historically one of the steady in Africa, and belonging to a membership of some on the continent that by no means skilled a coup or coup try, held elections on…

EDITORIAL: Politicians ought to embrace actuality: Nairobi and Mogadishu are tied on the hip

Somalia's election campaigns reveal the deeper political and cultural ties it has had with Kenya, regardless of ongoing tensions over numerous points. And we are saying it will likely be good in the long term for each international locations. Here is the way you do it: As quickly because the election calendar was launched final month, dozens of politicians have trooped to Nairobi to fulfill their allies, increase funds or just rally for technique. From that standpoint, it appears that evidently the politicians are…

EDITORIAL: Why the Somalia Nationwide Military wants institutional reminiscence

EDITORIAL | Reviews this week have steered that the commander of Somalia's Nationwide Military elite power, Danab Brigade, might have been modified within the newest mixture of specifically skilled troops. Main Abdimalik Ismail might have been the longest-serving of the six leaders of the particular forces. Nonetheless, the modifications now warrant a dialogue on the character of the Somali Nationwide Military's operations. Danab, which may loosely imply 'Lightning', is a gaggle of about 850 troopers specifically…

EDITORIAL: Somalia’s next election must create real producers of change

EDITORIAL | Somalia may be keeping its heart in its mouth for the upcoming election, whose calendar was only secured last month after leaders agreed to speak in the eleventh hour. And there could be various reasons to be concerned, because the country's challenges seem to depend on what the next polls produce. Of course, Somalia's choice is not expected to be perfect, and the fact that it will be an indirect choice means that the hope of millions of Somalis will be placed in the hands of very few individuals. So…

Leaders should place security issues at the center of the election plan

EDITORIAL | Somalis have now announced their upcoming election timelines for lawmakers and senators in the next parliament, as well as the new president. All processes will be carried out using indirect voting for the country's leaders, failed bid for universal suffrage due to political disputes that wasted every chance. It is a reflection of how fast and smooth things can move when leaders sit down to discuss. More importantly, it is a result of compromise. This week, President Farmajo referred to compromise…

The new Prime Minister of Somalia should avoid entertaining political agreement

EDITORIAL | Somalia finally has a new prime minister, exactly sixty days after Hassan Khaire was thrown out in a controversial no-confidence motion for his government. This week, Somali MPs approved the appointment of Mohamed Hussein Roble to take the hot seat. Things have been moving so fast since Mr. Roble was selected from the crowd. A rather unknown name, the 57-year-old Roble has traveled from a quiet regional office of the International Labor Organization in Nairobi in the face of Somalia's political storm…

Why Somalia needs to address the security of women and children now

EDITORIAL | The biggest political story in the country this week may be the ultimate agreement reached between President Mohamed Farmaajo and five federal states to adopt a constituency electoral system. This agreement on Thursday night could give the country hope for a peaceful transition. But the biggest issue sticking out like a sore thumb this week has been the incessant stories of rape and murder. Last week, a woman identified as Hamid Mohamed Farah was thrown out of a six-story building in Mogadishu. She…

On Puntland certificates, here’s why Somalia’s education minister is wrong

EDITORIAL | Somalia's acting education minister, Abdullahi Godah Barre, has for the fifth time insisted that Puntland students who took part in a separate exam this year do not get their certificates recognized. Barre's argument is that Puntland, as part of Somalia, should have passed the same exam as other federal states; Hirshabelle, Galmudug, Jubaland, Southwest and the Benadir region. There is a clear desire for Somalia to have a standardized, comprehensive set of examination systems to be followed by all those…

In Mogadishu, leaders should approach conversations with honesty

EDITORIAL | The ongoing talks between President Farmaajo and leaders of Puntland and Jubaland need to be encouraged. From the beginning, there are many positive things that can come out of such meetings, but the most important is the hope it gives our country. First, it has been the call of every stakeholder that political leaders approach discussions on election models and calendars with an open mind. Second, stakeholders have also called for leaders to work towards consensus and avoid unilateral movements that…

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