Despite great optimism, insecurity and a fractious political space mean reconciliation will be crucial to the success of elections in Somalia in 2021.
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The breakaway state of Somaliland is preparing to celebrate 28 years since it declared independence from Somalia. No country recognizes Somaliland as a sovereign nation
Somaliland authorities should immediately and unconditionally release from arbitrary detention Abdirahman Ibrahim Adan, a poet known as “Abdirahman Abees.
Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib first Muslim women to serve in Congress, were sworn into office Thursday, witness by young Muslim Americans and refugees.
Weeks of bickering and negotiation in Somalia’s parliament have stopped an effort to remove President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo though impeachment.
Somalia federal Minister for Public Works Abdifitaah has resigned over the arrest and exclusion of a former al-Shabab leader from a regional election.
Last year Mukhtar Robow had a $5 million U.S. bounty on his head. Former Islamist al-Shabab militant has downed his guns and donned the garb of a democrat.
The former No. 2 leader of Somalia-based militant group al-Shabab wants to become president of the country’s South West regional state.
Tension continues to run high in Ethiopia’s Somali region after federal and regional forces clashed last week, and the step down of the regional president.
Somalia and Eritrea establish diplomatic ties after over a decade of animosity, in the latest lightning rapprochement between Horn of Africa rivals.