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Gorfayn Weekly Briefs, Thursday 27 July 2023

This week saw several notable political developments in Somalia.

The Heat Is on: How the Somali Government Is Succeeding the Fight Against Al-Shabaab

In the last seven months since the President of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mahmud declared war against al-Shabaab, the Al Qaeda allied terror group in Somalia, many major issues changed including the group’s status across the country.

Despite Challenges, Somalia Surges Ahead

The year 2012 marked the rebirth of Somalia as Hassan Sheikh Mohamud's nascent administration was the first without the word 'transitional' in its title since 2000.

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

As a Somali Kenyan academic, I rarely respond to many analyses on Somalia. But I occasionally find reason to…

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...

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...

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,...

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