Sunday, October 17, 2021
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The Corruption Scandal in the Heart of Somali Government

By Abdi Dagal Faahiye This article is part one of a series on corruption and misappropriation of public funds within the Ministry of Finance, Federal Government of Somalia. In Somali politics, corruption is the name of the game. To understand this, … Continued

Here’s what it means to be Somali in Kenya

Residents of Eastleigh, a Nairobi neighborhood known for its densely Somali population, on Jan. 18, 2010. (Simon Maina/AFP via Getty Images) By Kim Yi Dionne Pirates. Terrorists. Refugees. There is a long history of negative portrayals of Somalis around the … Continued

Ali Haji Warsame: An Interview

Editor’s Note: Ali Haji Warsame is a veteran Somali public figure who was the Education Minister of Puntland between 2014 and 2015, a presidential candidate in the federal elections of 2016, a former Puntland presidential candidate in 2014, and a … Continued

The Rise and Fall of Farmaajo

By Guled Hagi Hersi No one expected that President Mohamed Abdullahi “Farmaajo” would fall from grace this soon. Not even his ardent supporters. After all, he was the leader we—a desperate nation perpetually yearning for someone to love rather than … Continued

Juxa: An Interview

Editor’s Note: Abdi Farah Saeed “Juxa” is a veteran Somali journalist, writer, poet, statesman, and public figure who has held both senior-level state and federal positions. He was the Education Minister in Puntland from 2009 to 2014. Until January 2018, … Continued

Somalia: Al-Shabab shuts down football pitches in Mogadishu

By Hamza Mohamed It’s late on Wednesday afternoon, and the Shiirkole football pitch in the Somali capital should be teeming with life. Usually, there are uniformed players and crowds wearing colourful jerseys supporting their favourite teams. That’s how it’s been … Continued

Pillaging Somalia: The Dubious DP World- Ethiopia Deal

By Faisal Roble Baadida ninbaa kula deydeya, daalna kaa badane Oon doonahayn inaad heshana, daayin abidkaaye  W/T. Qamaan Bulxan On March 1, 2018, the Dubai-owned DP World and the government of Ethiopia have concluded a dubious deal with the unrecognized … Continued

Siilaanyo and Galaydh’s Dastardly Deal in Ainabo

By Osman Hassan A little town in northern Somalia called Ainabo has acquired a shameful place in Somali history, not all of its choosing. It is here that Siilaanyo, the leader of the one-clan secessionist enclave calling itself Somaliland, and … Continued

The Conflict in Eastern Ethiopia, Explained Posted

Ethnic tensions between Ethiopia’s two regions, Oromia and Somali erupted into violent conflict that killed at least dozens of people and drove thousands of men, women and children from their homes during the second week of September 2017. Reports on social media about the … Continued