Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Wardheer News

Somalia, A Dutch Marine Company, and a Murky Contract

By Hassan M. Abukar While the Somali Federal Government and the nation eagerly await the final proceedings of the international maritime case between Kenya and Somalia at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Hague, Netherlands, another legal case … Continued

Growing Frustration with Somalia’s Unchecked Government

By Mohamed Fatah The Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) got off to a promising start with the election of President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo on February 8, 2017, sounding the right messages in addressing corruption and promising to reform political, security … Continued

Enough is Enough with Puntland

By Osman Hassan The people of Maakhir (Warsangeli) and those of Darwiishland (Dhulbahante), both hailing from Somalia’s Sool, Sanaag and Cayn (SSC) regions, were co-founders of Puntland in 1998 together with their sister clans to the east, with Garowe chosen … Continued

Five Priorities for Somalia

By Ilyas M Hussein Somalia had no strong functioning government for the last 30 years since the collapse of the central government lead by Siad Barre who ruled the country with an iron fist for 21 years. Barre came to … Continued

The Case for Accounting Standards in Somalia

By Ali Haji Warsame Shortly after Somalia’s Auditor General published the annual government audit and compliance report (Annual Performance Report 2018) followed by an interview with the Minister of Finance in response to the report, the Somali public started to … Continued

An Open Letter to President Farmajo

By Ahmed Fiqi I have been closely following up the recent political stalemate between the federal government and Jubaland state that has led the reelection of Mr. Ahmed for a third term while another two presidents have also claimed to … Continued


Editor’s note: The former Prime Minister of Somalia’s Transitional Government and President of Puntland State of Somalia Mr. Abdiwali M. Ali, has written the book: A Challenging Transition in Somalia, published on 2017. Mr. Abdiwali is currently making a book … Continued

Can Federalism Work for Somalia?

By Mohamed Abdi Somalia’s federalism is ambiguous and unbinding, but the Somali people ought to stomach it as they have opted for it. The federal system adopted by the country to bind its people and bring about a socially cohesive … Continued

Somaliland Can’t Wait for Recognition to Address Monopolies

By Michael Rubin Somaliland is an unlikely success. Somali dictator Siad Barre’s genocidal wrath destroyed more than 80 percent of Hargeisa, Somaliland’s capital city, and leveled other towns. And yet, despite a lack of formal international recognition or external assistance, … Continued

Life in Qolaji IDP Camp

By Khadar Sheik Yusuf We live in a strange world where one is going miles to digest food while another is walking miles to get food! From something to nothing, from somewhere to nowhere, from their homes to homeless and … Continued