Somalia’s State of Affairs; a Response to Professor Abdiwahab Abdisamad

| Opinion | As a Somali Kenyan academic, I rarely respond to many analyses on Somalia. But I occasionally find reason to respond especially when my...

The Nation Mourns the Loss of Martyr Major Hassan Tuurre: A Tribute

|A Tribute| Admired and respected by both the military and the civilian population alike, Major Hassan Mohamed Osman popularly known as Tuurre, deputy base commander...

Somalia’s Higher Education, What Is It Good For?

  |Guest Essay|  With the outbreak of civil war in 1988 and the accompanied collapse of the central state in 1991, social services provision in Somalia...

Why is There No IELTS Test Centre in Somalia?

 |OPINION  What is IELTS Certificate? The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is an international standardized test of English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers. Jointly owned and managed by...

Land Disputes in Mogadishu and the Need for a Modern and Digitalised Land Records

Following the collapse of Somalia's central government in 1991, all public institutions became defunct. As the civil war continued, many Somalis fled the country...

Deceit in Adale: How Petty Politicians Seek to Sabotage the President’s Efforts

| Gorfayn Editorial Somalia at peace with itself The government of Somalia has welcomed the self-mobilisation of local communities and their efforts to kick al-Shabaab (AS),...

Somalia and Kenya; a Relationship That Only Benefits One Side

|Opinion  Somalia and Kenya's July 2022 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). On Friday 15th of July 2022, Somalia and Kenya agreed on several bilateral agreements including granting...

Mogadishu Bombing is the Last Kick of a Dying Horse

|Opinion The Federal Republic of Somalia experienced yet again another horrific terror attack from the terrorist group al-Shabaab when on Saturday afternoon in Mogadishu, two...

With Ethiopia Increasingly Fractured, Somalia is Abiy’s Least of His Problems.

|Opinion President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud's recent trip to Ethiopia brought to the surface Somalia and Ethiopia's rather ambiguous relationship. There is a long-standing love-hate relationship between...

How Macawisleey is the Perfect Antithesis of Al-Shabaab

|Opinion Who is Macawisleey and how do they operate? √They have freed large swathes of land from the group in Hirshabelle and Galmudug in recent weeks,...