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Somalia: Caught Between Crisis. How to overcome the climate-induced perpetual crises

In the past five years, Somalia has grappled with a series of climate change-induced crises, reaching a critical apex in 2022. It faced its...

Somalia: Gorfayn Weekly Briefs, Thursday 26 October 2023

This week in Somalia, tensions rose as the opposition accused President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud of dividing the nation through unilateral policies amid the fight against al-Shabaab.

Somalia: Gorfayn Weekly Briefs, Thursday 19 October 2023

President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud welcomed troops returning from training in Eritrea, thanking them for their service and sacrifice.

Somalia: Gorfayn Weekly Briefs, Thursday 12 October 2023

The presidents of Somalia and Eritrea met in Asmara to discuss enhancing bilateral ties and regional developments.

Gorfayn Weekly Briefs, Thursday 31 August 2023

This week saw several key developments in Somali politics and security.

Gorfayn Weekly Briefs, Thursday 03 August 2023

Somalia and Turkey discussed strengthening bilateral trade and investment cooperation during a meeting between senior officials.

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Foreign Interference Threatens Somalia’s Economic Diversification

In discussions concerning Somalia, it has become cliche to preface with an acknowledgment of the country's enduring struggle with prolonged conflicts spanning the past three decades.

Somali Public Discourse: A Cesspool of Intolerance and Hatred

Since the beginning of the Sool region conflict and the signing of the infamous MoU between Ethiopia and Somaliland, the discourse surrounding Somaliland’s independence has reached unprecedented levels of polarization among Somalis.

Clinging To Power by Any Means Necessary: The Ultimate Ambition of the Somali Politician

The general definition a politician is a person who is actively involved in politics, typically as an elected or an appointed official within a government or a political organisation.

Social Media as a Catalyst for Justice: Empowering Victims in Somalia

The transformative shift in Somalia's socio-technological landscape in recent years has been remarkable, primarily driven by the widespread access to the internet provided by private telecommunication companies.

Somalia’s Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban Was Long Overdue

This week, the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MoECC) took a decisive step by imposing a ban on the production, import, export, manufacture, trade, and use of single-use plastic bags in Somalia starting June 30, 2024.