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Inside the FNP coalition’s strategy to defeat Farmajo in Somalia’s 2021 polls

AXADLETM / EDITORIAL - Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo may be forced to return to the drawing board as political temperatures continue to escalate in Mogadishu ahead of the 2020/21 referendum. Already challenged by a dwindling economy, inter-clan antagonism and Al-Shabaab's threat, Mr Farmajo is persistently under pressure from the new opposition alliance. National Party Forum brings together six major parties, among them the Himilo-Qaran Party of former President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed and the Union for…

In Somalia’s growing democracy, clans could still be needed

AXADLETM / EDITORIAL - Somalia's main opposition politicians are facing a new coalition that they claim could develop ideas to strengthen the federal system of government and extend the reach of the common man. Known as the Forum of National Parties (FNP), the coalition, now chaired by former Somali President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, brings together 6 key political parties, making it the first milestone in Somalia. Ahmed, who led Somalia between 2009 and 2012, is the leader of the Himilo-Qaran party. The coalition…

Experts raise questions about the validity of sanctions against Somalia

AXADLETM EDITORIAL - The resurgence of terrorist attacks in Somalia and neighboring Kenya raises a new debate over whether The UN arms embargo on Somalia has worked in full. An assessment by a Nairobi-based peace and justice lobby organization known as the International Policy Group says al-Shabaab has launched at least three attacks a week since January with deadly consequences. Al-Qaeda-linked extremists have attacked Kenyan police stations, killed soldiers and arrested suspects, destroyed communications masts in…

Some blood groups are more vulnerable to cancer, the study says

There is a connection between a person's blood type and the possibility of developing cancer, shows a recent study from Swedish researchers. Researchers from the Karolinska Institute of Sweden have evaluated and analyzed the data for more than one million people over a period of 35 years, according to a report. The results indicate that people with O-blood group, which is also known as type 0 (zero) blood, are more protected against cancer. The study revealed that those with a blood group have a higher risk of…

The Road to Puntland President Said Abdullahi Deni

AXADLETM EDITORIAL | The pages of history remember January 26 as the day Garowe peacefully united many Somali leaders in a moment of significance and history. Opposition groups as well as the incumbent president of the Somali federal government flew into Garowe to celebrate the inauguration of the new president Siciid Cabdulahi Deni. This was an evening to remember, it was big and bold. In addition to the President of Somalia and the new President of Puntland Siciid Cabdulahi Deni, the honorary guests included…

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