Impoverished but stable area seeks international recognition with new Somaliland election system
Somalia articles on Democracy Chronicles
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.
Life is extremely dangerous for those brave locals who make a living as reporters in Somalia
Elections in Somalia have become target for Islamist militant groups led by Shabaab
UN Backed Process Brings Hope to War Torn Nation With a Move Towards Somalia Political Stability
Military Offensive in Somalia as Attack Expected in Kenya as Violence Has Continued