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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Somali puzzle

The 4.5 Clan Model: A Somali-owned Solution

For decades, Somalia has been using a clan-power sharing model known as “4.5”. Some believe the model has an external origin (Sodere, 1997) and was institutionalized in the Arta (2000) peace process, in Djibouti. In reality, the initial shape of this model was locally devised in January 1991. What is the 4.5 model? Essentially, the […]

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Newly elected MPs

Somalia Elects Parliament Speakers Amid Controversy

Following a tumultuous week, the two chambers of the 11th Somali parliament, whose members were sworn in on April 14, finally elected their speakers and deputy speakers. The process is nonetheless marred by endless controversy. On the eve of the April 26 election, a controversy erupted after the House of the People interim speaker Abdisalam […]

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Lido Beach Attack

The Truth Behind The Lido Beach Restaurant Attack

The explosion two days ago at Mogadishu’s restaurant on Lido Beach is believed to be the work of a sophisticated network attempting to destabilize Somalia in order to secure an electoral win for the opposition. At the time of the blast, ten lawmakers and other dignitaries from Khatumo state of Somalia were having iftar with […]

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EU Naval Forces

EU Naval Forces Have No More Business In Somali Waters

UN anti-piracy resolution officially ends on March 3. Somalia’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Abukar Osman Baale, has convinced the UN Security Council that Somalia does not want a renewal of the anti-piracy measures granting sweeping powers to European Union Naval Forces (EUNAVFOR) and other foreign forces operating in Somali waters. EUNAVFOR, the European Union […]

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Laftagareen March

Abdi-Aziz Laftagareen: Loyalty, Integrity And Patriotism

Kormeeraha Team has picked Abdi-Aziz Hassan Mohamed Laftagareen, Somalia’s Southwest State president, as the most outstanding Somali leader for the month of March. Last month, President Laftagareen was the first president of a regional state to finish Somalia’s elections on time. He did it without requesting special accommodation or delays. Southwest’s members of parliament election […]

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General Odowa

Meet Somalia’s Youngest Chief of Staff

Odowa Yusuf Rageh became Somalia’s youngest Brigadier General at 32 in 2019. Since his promotion by President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, he has been targeted by opponents of the President’s policies. The opposition, which now include Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble, hostile nations and foreign war profiteers, has called into question the young general’s age and […]

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Deni on his throne

Said Deni: Between Autocratic Tendency And Foreign Backing

A week ago, Said Abdullahi Deni, the president of the Somali region of Puntland, has declared his candidacy to the country’s top seat. In his announcement speech, Deni said his main objective was to defeat the incumbent, President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo. He also called on all forces opposing the president to support him. Deni’s autocratic […]

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Beledweyne Terror Attacks

Beledweyne Bombings: Who Is Behind?

On Wednesday evening, a suicide bomber blew himself at Lamagalay compound in Beledweyne killing MP Amina Mohamed Abdi and her security detail. The MP was walking to meet Hirshabelle President Ali Gudlawe Hussein in the heavily guarded compound which houses government’s offices. A second attack, this time with a car bomb, occurred just after the […]

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Canadian forces abuses

Canadian Forces Abuses In Somalia, 29 Years Later

29 years ago, Canadian soldiers sent to Somalia as part of the global humanitarian effort captured a 16 year-old child named Shidane Abukar Arone and tortured him to death in their camp. On March 16, 1993, Shidane Arone was captured while looking for a lost child in proximity of the Canadian base in Beledweyne. He […]

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Abdisaid Muse

Abdisaid Muse Ali: Month of February Personality

Kormeeraha Team has designated Abdisaid Muse Ali, Somalia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, as the the month of February personality for his outstanding work. Cleaning up a disastrous diplomacy Since he took office after Mohamed Abdirizak dismissal, he has constantly set the bar a little higher every day, at a level unequaled in […]

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