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News about the struggle for democracy in Somalia. Somalia is not a functioning democracy. According to Freedom House, the "state largely ceased to exist and has no governing authority or ability to protect political rights and liberties". Also check out our section on World Democracy and our articles on Africa.
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.
Why some Somali Americans are cheering for their home country’s President Mohamed’s election
The Somali presidential vote was widely celebrated, but there remains much room for improvement
Payments to top politicians were used to secure a UAE military base in controversial Somaliland-UAE deal
The election of Mohammed Abdullahi Farmajo as Somalia’s president has inspired optimism for Somalia.