Sunday, July 12, 2020
Wardheer News

Somalia: Not 1990 Again

By WardheerNews editorial Thirty Years ago, on the occasion of the 53rd anniversary of the founding of the Somali Youth League (SYL), a group of eminent leaders  among them Somalia’s legendary democratic former president and one of its founding fathers, … Continued


By WardheerNews Editorial “In it are Signs Manifest; (for example), the Station of Abraham; whoever enters it attains security; Pilgrimage thereto is a duty men owe to Allah,- those who can afford the journey; but if any deny faith, Allah … Continued

The Last Man Standing and the Demise of Federalism in Somalia

WardheerNews Editorial In the aftermath of Somalia’s civil war, the center, and all its institutional powers bulked and were thrown into the dustbin. It was then that a bottom-up approach to reconstitute Somalia using the application of federalism was conceived. … Continued

WardheerNews endorses Ilhan Omar for US congress

WardheerNews Editorial Ilhan Omar, Somalia’s trailblazer and an abled young woman,  is poised to be the first Somali -American woman or man and possibly the second Muslim ever to be elected to the United States Congress. Ilhan Omar, one of … Continued

What is in a Picture: Unprofessional Conduct in Brussels?

WardheerNews series- What’s in a Picture  The Somali Partnership Forum, held in Brussels, Belgium, on July 16 and 17, 2018, was attended by representatives of fifty-eight countries and 6 international organizations to discuss humanitarian issues, economic recovery, and review the progress … Continued

What’s in a picture: Farmajo’s Poor Grasp of Protocol!

WardheerNews series- What’s in a Picture  On June 16, 2018, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed came to Somalia and was warmly received by Somali President Mohamed Farmajo, at the steps of the plane carrying the PM. Six days later, Farmajo arrived … Continued

What’s in a picture: The blah blah blah prime minister of Somalia!

WardheerNews series- What’s in a Picture  On February 8, 2017, Somalia’s Federal Parliament elected Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo as the new president to lead Somalia out of chronic widespread corruption and endless political gridlock. On February 23, President Farmajo lost no time in nominating Hassan Ali Kheyre … Continued

Somalia: How Farmajo Fragmented his Fragile State

WardheerNews Editorial  The sweltering March heat of Mogadishu, Somalia’s torn city, is often unbearable to the average citizen.  Even so, one cannot notice the virtually stagnated and politically destabilized fragile state, and nothing short of helter-skelter characterizes this city of over … Continued

Somaliland: An Exemplary Exercise in Democratic Election

WardheerNews editorial Somaliland has once again proved that it has what it takes to showcase democratic election of one-man one vote. This time, it did it with a class. On November 13, 2017, the breakaway state of Somaliland embarked on … Continued