Year: 2021

US Secretary Blinken

Foreign Hands In Somali Politics

Hours after Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble was suspended from his duties for alleged corruption and tampering with an ongoing investigation, the United States and the United Kingdom, followed by their Europeans allies, lined up to support the Prime Minister and display their contempt for the president’s action. An uncontrolled prime minister Prime Minister Roble, […]

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PM Roble suspended

Prime Minister Roble Suspended For Corruption

In a dramatic turn of political events in Somalia, President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has suspended Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble from office as the investigation into his misappropriation of public land reserved for the Somali National Army (SNA) is underway. On December 22, Navy Commander General Abdihamid Dirir released a video alleging that senior government […]

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General Abdihamid Dirir

PM Roble Splashed By Revelation Of Land Grab

Somali Navy Commander General Abdihamid Mohamed Dirir accused Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble of looting naval land and building a house there. The revelation of the land grab was received like a bomb in the circle close to the Prime Minister who rush to exonerate him. He said it was “unfortunate and disappointing” that naval […]

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Mohamed Abdirizak

Mohamed Abdirizak: Somali Personality Of The Month Of November

Kormeeraha team has picked Mohamed Abdirizak Mohamud as the outstanding Somali personality of the month of November for his exceptional work as Minister of Foreign Affairs. Minister Mohamud was celebrating his first anniversary as Foreign Minister when the Prime Minister Mohamed Roble abruptly removed him from office on November 20. Nobody knows exactly what events […]

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PM Roble and the opposition

Will Roble Give In To Opposition Demand To Halt Elections?

Following the hubbub from an opposition group on the conduct of the federal elections and foreign diplomats supporting these latest grievances, Prime Minister Mohamed Roble is seeking support to respond to the opposition demand to halt the elections. The dozen “potential” presidential candidates, united under the Council of Presidential Candidates (CPC) headquartered at the Jazeera […]

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PSF in Bosaso

Puntland Political Crisis Threatens Peace In Bosaso

Tension remains high in Bosaso as the Puntland Security Forces (PSF) and forces loyal to Said Deni, the president of Puntland, face each other following the dismissal by decree of the PSF commander. Said Deni tried last week to remove the PSF director Mahamud Osman Diyano and his officers. Deni has so far failed to […]

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Waddani Party

Abdirahman Irro Transferred Waddani Party Control

Waddani party chairman Abdirahman Irro officially handed over control of the party to Hirsi Ali Haji Hassan who was elected at the 2nd Congress on November 15-16, 2021. Mr. Abdirahman Mohamed Abdillahi Irro, welcomed this morning the newly elected chairman of the Somaliland National Party, better known as Waddani, in his office based in Hargeisa. […]

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UN Security Council

UK-drafted Resolution Renews UN Sanctions On Somalia

On November 15, the United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution drafted by the United Kingdom subjecting Somalia to a draconian sanctions regime for another year. The resolution is roughly similar to the previous one as it re-imposes the same limitations and prohibitions on the struggling nation while Somalia’s concerns about violations by foreign troops […]

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FGS To AU: AMISOM Must Exit As Planned

African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) headed by the Egyptian Ambassador to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to African Union, Dr. Mohamed Omar Gad, wrapped up its three-day visit to Mogadishu today after the Somali government insisted that AMISOM must exit as planned. The delegation arrived in Mogadishu on Tuesday and met with Foreign Affairs […]

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Mulongo in Halane

Why Mulongo Was Expelled From Somalia

Somalia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation expelled the Deputy Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (DSRCC) for Somalia, Simon Mulongo. A statement, dated November 4, 2021, sent to the African Union (AU) Commission in Addis-Ababa and the Office of African Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), the federal government of Somalia […]

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