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Break the impasse of parliamentary elections by

Reform of the electoral system and public companies could possibly be a key to breaking the impasse of legislative elections in Somaliland, argues Liban Ahmad_ Two years in the past, President Muse Bihi Abdi of Somaliland gained the presidential election. A yr in the past, the chairman of Waddani, an opposition occasion, Abdirahman Abdullahi Mohammed, toured Europe to induce his supporters to marketing campaign for an electoral reform program. He known as on the Somaliland diaspora to hitch Waddani en masse as a…

A DIFFICULT TRANSITION IN SOMALIA: A BOOK REVIEW

Reviewed by Hassan M. AbukarDelivered: A tough transition in SomaliaWriter: Abdiweli Mohamed Ali Abdiweli Mohamed Ali “Gaas” was Prime Minister of Somalia for 14 months, from June 2011 to October 2012, and is now the pinnacle of the regional authorities of Puntland. His new e-book is a memoir of his childhood, his early and later education, and his tenure as Prime Minister. Oddly, the e-book doesn't embrace his years as president of Puntland.Born within the Sixties to a nomadic household in rural Galkacayo,…

A DIFFICULT TRANSITION IN SOMALIA: A BOOK REVIEW

Reviewed by Hassan M. AbukarDelivered: A tough transition in SomaliaCreator: Abdiweli Mohamed Ali Abdiweli Mohamed Ali "Gaas" was Prime Minister of Somalia for 14 months, from June 2011 to October 2012, and is now the pinnacle of the regional authorities of Puntland. His new ebook is a memoir of his childhood, his early and later education, and his tenure as Prime Minister. Oddly sufficient, the ebook doesn't embody his years as president of Puntland.Born within the Sixties to a nomadic household in rural…

Somalia: Beledweyne flooding: who’s in charge and the way

The continued humanitarian disaster in Beledweyne, the capital of Hiran province, and several other different cities in Somalia symbolizes and epitomizes systematic institutional failure in Somalia. Beledweyne, about 350 km north of Mogadishu, the Somali capital has been put in jeopardy resulting from poor technique and neglect. The neglect dates again a long time, and subsequent Somali governments will bear the blame. The town which is a gateway and a connection between the southern and central areas of Somalia…

As Somalia celebrates the second anniversary of its worst terror

It has been two years since Somalia's most devastating terrorist assault on October 14, 2017, within the capital Mogadishu, killed greater than 600 and left many injured or lacking. As we rejoice this unhappy anniversary and ship our honest condolences, we owe it to victims to ask questions in regards to the metropolis's readiness to reply successfully to disasters of an identical or worse magnitude sooner or later. I used to be the mayor of Mogadishu and governor of the area of Benadir when the horrific assaults…

Kenya should cease its coverage of intimidation on Somalia

Kenya has acted surprisingly in current months after expelling its neighbor's ambassador and denying some Somali officers entry to Nairobi, in what seems to be diplomatic harassment. Kenyan authorities have additionally shut down a number of companies in Hawala with mass arrests focusing on Somali residents dwelling within the suburb of Eastleigh that many name little Mogadishu. The Nairobi administration has once more ordered that industrial flights be investigated at Wajer airport earlier than they arrive in…

Somalia and Kenya should look past ICJ’s subsequent verdict

NAIROBI, Kenya - The Kenyan authorities's current choice to disclaim entry visas to Somali officers and impose additional restrictions on Somalis threatens to reopen a long-healed scourge of distrust between Nairobi and Mogadishu. The historical past of the 2 neighboring nations, now locked in a maritime dispute, is affected by political and army blunders that appear to tell mutual suspicion between their peoples. Whereas Kenya has a authentic proper to undertake any coverage it deems crucial for its overseas…

The unfolding humanitarian disaster in Somalia requires pressing motion

A latest report from the United Nations Workplace for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) indicated that a minimum of 4.2 million folks in Somalia are in pressing want of humanitarian help. By July, the quantity might rise to five.4 million folks, together with 1 million kids. We should act now. The statistics paint a dire image, however they could not absolutely seize the tough actuality of actual households residing on the outskirts unable to get their subsequent first rate meal or clear water…

VoA’s The Investigative File: The Outlier within the CohortOk

Journalism is usually outlined as writing or public broadcasting characterised by a direct presentation of info or an outline of occasions as they're, with none embellishment or try at interpretation. Skilled journalists belief their customers to make judgments concerning the info they've offered and the mysteries they may have unearthed. Investigative journalism is due to this fact the journalistic remark or examine of a matter, occasion or sample by means of cautious examination and systematic and trustworthy…

Time is working out for Somalia to succeed

When Secretary of State John Kerry visited Mogadishu in Might 2015, there was worldwide hope for Somalia's future. “The folks listed here are each resilient and decided to reclaim their future from the terrorists and militias who tried to steal it,” he mentioned. The worldwide and Somali plan appears to be working. The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) succeeded in liberating Somalia's most important ports from al-Shabaab management, which started to each starve the militant group of sources and restore…

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