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Somalia: Questionable Jurisdiction over 2016 Election

By   /  January 24, 2016  /  Columnists  /  No Comments

Listen After close observation of the dismantled federal government into Interim Regional Administrations and federal member states of Puntland and Somaliland- all celebrating their “constitutions, borders, flags, citizens, presidents, parliaments, council of ministers, security forces, Independent Electoral Commissions, fiscal budgets, banks, TVs, commemoration days, airports, ports, diplomatic relations, natural resources, and clan identity,” one can’t […]

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Somalia: Unwarranted Political Hardball Against ASWJ

By   /  January 14, 2016  /  Columnists  /  No Comments

Listen Thursday, January 7, 2016, parliamentary delegation led by the Speaker of the federal parliament, Professor Mohamed Sheikh Osman Jawari visited Dhusamareb, capital of Galgudud region, the constitutional headquarter of the Interim Galmudug Administration (IGA)formed in Adado city in July 2015. The purpose of the visit has been described as an endeavor to explore the […]

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Somalia: Guidelines for Democratic Clan Based 2016 Electoral Model

By   /  November 22, 2015  /  Columnists  /  No Comments

Listen The purpose of this article is to provide rationale and guidelines for the adoption and implementation of “Clan Based 2016 Electoral Model” as the better optionbetween the four Electoral models suggested by Somalia National Consultative Leadership Forum (SNCLF). The four electoral models are: (1) Political Party Representation, (2) Regional State (Federal Member State) Representation, […]

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Somalia: Wrangling over Impeachment Motion Unabated

By   /  October 20, 2015  /  Columnists  /  No Comments

Listen The wrangling over the legal process of the impeachment motion against President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud for treason, constitutional violations, abuse of power, and other crimes continues and took bizarretwist on October 13, 2015. With great surprise, the Speaker of the Federal Parliament, Mohamed Sheikh Osman Jawari, and Prime Minister (PM) Omar Abdirashid as a […]

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Somalia: Speaker Jawari under Pressure for Stalled Impeachment Motion

By   /  September 5, 2015  /  Columnists  /  No Comments

Listen Political crisis are part of democratic system of governance but it can be avoided or properly managed by good quality leadership that adheres to the rule of law, good policy, and to a well-defined, transparent procedures, and practices in order to have a trust worthy government. The handling of impeachment motion against President Hassan […]

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Disposition of Impeachment Motion will shape Somali politics

By   /  August 24, 2015  /  Columnists  /  No Comments

Listen Since 2012, Somalia experienced series of political turmoil: The unforgettable resignation of Former Central Bank Governor of Somalia, Yusur Abrar, for protest against corruption peddling and abuse of power; polarizing and costly “no-confidence” motions against former Prime Ministers Abdi Farah Shirdon and Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed; Call of more than 100 Parliamentarians for the voluntary […]

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Somalia’s Guaranteed 2016 ElectionEnded in Fiasco

By   /  August 9, 2015  /  Columnists  /  No Comments

Listen Articles 60 and 72 of the Provisional Constitution of Somalia (PC) stipulate that every four years, the people of Somalia has the opportunity to elect 275 peoples’ deputies to the House of the People (HoP) plus 54 Federal Member States (FMS)’ deputies to the Upper House.(UH) of the Federal Parliament (FP). In accordance with […]

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“Fake Democracy and Governance” can’t create stable Somali State

By   /  July 23, 2015  /  Columnists  /  No Comments

Listen The future of Somalia remains uncertain because of,among others,the mismatch betweenthe political choice, structure, and direction articulated in the Provisional Constitution which is grounded inthe Islamic values and in the concept of political and economic liberalism andthe Somali leaders’ contemptableactions and behaviorsmotivated by personal interests, self-preservation, and self-aggrandizement.With the exception of late President Adan […]

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Somalia suffers from Machiavellian politics

By   /  July 14, 2015  /  Columnists  /  No Comments

Listen In the week of celebration, June 26 -July 2, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud of Somalia delivered three speeches and an interview with Ventures Africa,in which he talked about the accomplishments of the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) under his leadership. He announced the near completion of Vision 2016 tasks, specifically the completion of the […]

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Somali Leaders unfazed by Public Discontent

By   /  June 21, 2015  /  Columnists  /  No Comments

Listen Contrary to the ebullient public statements of Ambassador Nicholas Kay, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Somalia like “Somalia is Coming Together,” Somalis are really concerned about the slipping away of the Somali national unity, the handling of the Somali maritime petition against Kenya at the International Court, political and social […]

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