September 2015

  • The rise of proxy leaders in Somalia

    by - Sep 20, 2015
    By Ahmed Hassan As Somalia’s balkanization – masquerading as federalism— intensifies, neighboring states have embarked on a mission to get a share of the country and instill a proxy leader to represent their interests. Every former warlord and...
  • 12 Somali soldiers killed in Shebab attack: officials

    by - Sep 19, 2015
      Twelve Somali government soldiers have been killed in an attack by Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shebab militants, officials and witnesses said Saturday. The attack occurred early Friday at a military base in the Yaq-Bariweyne area about 100 kilometres...
  • Death toll of Amisom troops in Somalia since 2009 could exceed 1,100 – Study

    by - Sep 19, 2015
      The African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) may have suffered at least 1,100 fatalities since 2009, according to information the force shared with the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sipri) — the world’s leading tracker...
  • 7 soldiers executed for killing businessmen, official says

    by - Sep 19, 2015
    Seven Somali soldiers, were executed in the port city of Kismayo on Friday after a court found them guilty of killing two businessmen. Somalia top government official said on condition of anonymity, that the soldiers were...
  • Somali-born councillor Hibaq Jama attacks Ukip in rousing speech

    by - Sep 19, 2015
      Somali-born councillor Hibaq Jama was greeted by rapturous applause after she attacked Ukip and Conservative councillors for their stances on the refugee crisis. Jama, councillor for Lawrence Hill who came to Britain with her family when...
  • Al-Shabab Overruns Somali Military Base

    by - Sep 19, 2015
      Al-Shabab militants briefly captured an army base in southern Somalia Friday — the latest of several high-profile attacks the group has carried out this month. Ali Nur, deputy governor of the Lower Shabelle region, told VOA’s...
  • Illegal Trawlers Ravage Somalia, Kenya Within Target

    by - Sep 19, 2015
      ILLEGAL foreign trawlers are depleting fish stocks of the coast of Somalia, in a move that may spur piracy in the country and wreak havoc in Kenya’s deep sea fishing industry. The new report, released...
  • Options for Banadir in Federated Somalia

    by - Sep 19, 2015
    There is ongoing debate regarding the role Banadir region will play in federated Somalia. This paper will enrich this debate to find a solution that may be acceptable to the people of Banadir region and to...
  • The politics of insecurity in Somalia

    by - Sep 18, 2015
    Almost every aspect of the security in Somalia is outsourced to deeply entrenched competing foreign interests of various shades. None of them are accountable to the Somali government. Not even the legally mandated African Union force...
  • Report card: Jawari and the Federal Parliament

    by - Sep 18, 2015
    Dr. Mohamed Osman Jawari, the speaker has finally spoken after long period of dormancy and in activity for almost three years. Mr. Jawari, though to his credit has been a consensus builder, peace maker, and less...