Somalia

Politics and Guns: The Intricacies of Somalia’s Coming Elections

By Abdalle Ahmed Mumin The price of an AK-47, the standard weapon of Somali militias, has soared on gun...

Kenya’s Mission in Somalia: Time for a change in tact?

By Linda Apollo Ten years after Kenya’s military invasion into Somalia began, what are some of the significant achievements...

Somalia’s Delayed Election and an Elusive Quest for Democracy

By Linda Apollo While elections have an intrinsic value in citizens’ choice of their leaders, they also have an...

Somalia’s Famine-Government Apathy and the Aid Industry

Linda Apollo Failed government leadership, the lack of accountable partnerships between aid partners and the government, rampant corruption, and...

REGIONAL OUTLOOK: What 2022 Holds In Store for East Africa

It is yet another dawn of a new year and the world is bustling with hope and optimism despite...

Kenya-Somalia politics and the refugees in Dadaab

By Linda Apollo Somali refugees in Kenya should not be held hostage by political disagreements between Mogadishu and Nairobi...

 Will the October elections in Somalia birth a new beginning for Kenya-Somalia Relations?

Linda Apollo Somalia’s leaders have agreed to hold delayed parliamentary and presidential elections by October 10 this year. The...

What the New Year Has in Store for The Horn and East Africa

Elections in Somalia, Ethiopia, Burundi, and Tanzania, a fragile peace process in South Sudan, a conflict over the use...

What Somalia Can Teach Kenya On Elections And Power Transitions

Incumbents losing an election and graciously conceding is not what most associate with the continent, let alone Somalia. By...

African Women in Media: In Conversation With Fatuma Abdulahi

Fatuma Abdulahi is a Somali journalist whose family left their home country in the early 90s following the instability...

Why Kenya needs to start planning for an exit from Somalia

Slightly over a week ago, tens of Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) soldiers were butchered in a night attack on...

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