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.
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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.
Ethiopia confronts allegations of torture and other abuses of inmates as part of a wave of reforms
A court in the self-declared republic of Somaliland has sentenced a young poet to three years in jail
Distinguished speakers held a fascinating discussion on the state of politics in Somalia and a review of challenges ahead
The president changed for the third time in 14 years – impressive for an unrecognised nation, all the more so considering the neighbourhood it’s in
Somaliland’s presidential elections are scheduled for later this year in which nation will get a new president
For all four countries, the culmination of war, poverty, mass displacement, inaccessibility to aid, drought, and crop failure is a formula for famine, with the ultimate result being severe food deprivation that threatens millions.