Farmajo Twitter

Farmajo Supporters React to Congratulatory Message to Ruto

A congratulatory tweet that former president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo sent to Kenay’s president-elect William Ruto has garnered close 20000 likes within a couple of hours. The immensely popular president has recently reached 1 millions followers on Facebook and his popularity is growing day after day on other social media platform. Mr. Farmajo reacted early to […]

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M. Robow

Why a Terror Leader is Appointed Minister in Somalia

The long-awaited cabinet’s announcement last week, since the selection of President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud last May, left the Somali public reeling, but was greeted by representatives of Western nations in Somalia. Mukhtar Robow, former Al-Shabab deputy leader and spokesman who has been detained for the last four years, has been appointed Somalia’s Endowments and Religious […]

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Al-Shabab Aato

Al-Shabaab cross-border clashes with Ethiopian troops: An analysis

Since last week, Al-Shabaab (AS) launched several attacks in towns straddling the borders of Somalia and Ethiopia, sparking heavy clashes that claimed the lives of dozens of people. Some suggested that this was a comprehensive campaign by AS to establish a new front in Ethiopia, but this ignores a number of realities. First, AS’ is […]

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Somali trained in Eritrea

Controversy over Somali Soldiers Stranded in Eritrea Unlikely to Fade with A Visit

Villa Somalia has seen no respite since, against all odds, Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud took a trip to Eritrea on July 10 to visit Somali soldiers in training there and, in the process, signed bilateral agreements with his Eritrean counterpart. The Somali President was welcomed by President Isaias Afeworki with great pomp and with […]

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President HSM Visit to Turkey

Why Somali President Cannot Afford to Upset Turkey

Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud returned from a five-day visit to Turkey on July 8 for an initially planned “two-day visit” after he received an invitation from Turkey. Similarly, he had announced a two-day visit to Abu Dhabi on June 19, a murky visit that also lasted five days. These sloppily arranged visits, if carried […]

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Thank you Farmajo

The Somali Nation Rewards Their President

Two weeks ago, a fundraising campaign to thank the previous president Mohamed Abdullahi “Farmajo” and build him a residence in Mogadishu was set in motion. Sheikh Abdi Hersy, a Canadian Somali imam and a widely followed social media commentator, said he launched the campaign after many Farmajo’s supporters approached him. These supporters shared their discomfort […]

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18 May

True Facts about the 18 May Celebration

May 18 is widely celebrated in Hargeisa, Burao and Berbera as the day the self-proclaimed “Republic of Somaliland” declared its “independence” from the rest of Somalia. However, the revelers have little or no real knowledge of the real facts leading up to this day. For the few vocal believers in separatism, as well as non-believers, […]

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HSM and MBZ

Somali President Assaulted in Abu Dhabi

Ever since Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mahamoud appeared on video with obvious signs of assault on his face, stories have been rife. The video released by the Villa Somalia presidential palace was an attempt to dispel concerns over the president’s isolation since returning from the United Arab Emirates on June 24. What has fueled more […]

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NISA under Mahad Salad

New NISA Chief Stormed Fahad Yasin’s Residence

The new director of the National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA), Mahad Salad, stormed Fahad Yasin’s residence, grabbed any valuables he could find there, then ransacked the place while the former spymaster was on a trip. This incident happened yesterday. Fahad Yassin’s bodyguards, NISA agents themselves, had in their possession two armored vehicles. The vehicles […]

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Presidential election day

Somalia Has Lost A Valuable Leader

A week ago, precisely on the historic day of May 15, Hassan Sheikh Mahamoud’s victory in a presidential election deemed fraudulent and the loss of incumbent President Farmajo, a valued leader, sent shock waves throughout Somalia. President Mohamed Abdullahi “Farmajo” who was elected for a four-year term in February 2017 is immensely popular with Somalis […]

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Avisioni tent

Public Anxiety As Somalia Awaits Presidential Election

There is one day left until the May 15 presidential election and anxiety is mounting with uncertainty over who will be Somalia’s next president. The indirect election, which has dragged on for a year and a half, has created unease throughout the country, especially since the people have no control over the process. A dozen […]

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