OP.Ed / In-depth

  • Somalia: Guidelines for Democratic Clan Based 2016 Electoral Model

    by - Nov 22, 2015
    The purpose of this article is to provide rationale and guidelines for the adoption and implementation of “Clan Based 2016 Electoral Model” as the better option between the four Electoral models suggested by Somalia National Consultative...
  • What Banadir can Learn from Berlin, Germany

    by - Oct 15, 2015
      Berlin is the capital city of the Federal Republic of Germany. It is also one many city-states in Germany. Mogadishu, the capital city of the Federal Republic of Somalia, can learn from Berlin to become...
  • Manifesto ku aadan Mustaqbalka Banaadir ee 2016

    by - Oct 5, 2015
    Anaga oo mataleyna Bulshada ku dhaqan Gobolka Banaadir oo ka kooban; Hawenka, Dhalinyarada, Ardayda, Ganacsatada, ururada arimaha bulshada iyo hogaamiyaasha dhaqanka iyo waliba culuma’udiinka waxan soo dhaweneyna geedi-socodka iyo horumarka ay Dowlada ka gaartay dib u...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The Horn: Ethiopian Foreign Minister Gloat Over His Countries Dismemberment of Somalia

    by - Sep 17, 2015
    By Khayre Ilayow On the occasion of the inauguration of Ahmed Madoobe in Kismayo, the Ethiopian foreign minister said at the ceremony “Somalia waxay ku sugantahay nabad iyo caano” ,”and Ethiopia is very happy about how...
  • Extensive Analysis of the Articles of the Motion Against the President

    by - Sep 16, 2015
    Some members of Somalia’s Federal Parliament, FP, 93 of them, have tabled a motion calling for the dismissal of the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, FRS, on the grounds of gross violation of the...
  • A Good Deal for Somalia

    by - Sep 16, 2015
      Regarding the article “Report Questions Dealings of Firm Led by British Lord” by Justin Scheck and Jenny Gross (News, Aug. 27), when the federal government of Somalia sought a resumption of oil and gas activity...