Tag: Mogadishu


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.

Cooperatives; The Panacea to Somalia’s Struggling Fishing Sector

Although the fishing sector in Somalia has a huge and untapped potential, the Somali population is deprived of the protein-rich fish and the proceeds that could have emerged from its sales in international markets.

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...

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...

Somalia’s New Prime Minister Is Exactly What the Doctor Ordered

On the 15th of June, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud appointed Hamza Abdi Barre as the 21st Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia....

Reform, Reform, Reform. How President Mohamud Can Cement His Legacy

One can’t help but notice the symbolism in ushering in a new administration on National Youth Day; the 15th of May. President Hassan Sheikh...

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The Endemic Obsession With Titles: A Challenging Moral and Intellectual Problem

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The Las Anod Conflict Brings Back the Dark Memories of Late 1980s Somalia

Las Anod, the capital of Somalia’s Sool province, has lately been a major talking topic of Somalis everywhere, and not for good reasons.