Somali politics

 
Somalia: A shot at stability
Somalia: A shot at stability
Somalia's Parliament  stands on the crest of a hill in the middle of Mogadishu. Its weathered frontage stares resignedly over the Gulf of...
Car bomb kills former Somalia minister in Mogadishu
Car bomb kills former Somalia minister in Mogadishu
"The driver who died in the car bomb was Mohamed Abdinur Garweyne, he was a former trade minister and a lawmaker," said Mohamed Dhere,...
Somali militants vow to intensify war against AU troops
Somali militants vow to intensify war against AU troops
Al-Qaeda-linked Somali militants vowed on Saturday to intensify the war against government and African Union troops, despite the fall of their key...
Voting in a country that doesn't exist
Voting in a country that doesn't exist
Somaliland voters braved al-Qaeda threats to engage in "the devil's practice" -- but the result of the poll won't be recognised outside the...
A land of despair
A land of despair
It's been a bad week for Somalia. It would also be accurate to say it's been a bad few decades, but last week was particularly bad when it comes to...
Somalia's total meltdown
Somalia's total meltdown
The search for a government -- any kind of government -- to bring order to Somalia is growing increasingly desperate as warring Islamist factions,...
Somali Islamists to rule by sharia law in Baidoa
Somali Islamists to rule by sharia law in Baidoa
Somalia's hardline Islamist insurgent group al Shabaab introduced sharia law in Baidoa on Tuesday, a day after taking the town that had been a...
Somali lawmakers delay presidential vote
Somali lawmakers delay presidential vote
Somali lawmakers on Tuesday extended by five days the time period needed to elect a new president after the post fell vacant with last month's...
Bigger not better for Somalia
Bigger not better for Somalia
Parties to the peace talks aimed at ending the conflict in Somalia have reached a power-sharing deal in Djibouti that doubles the size of Parliament, observers said. ...
'Let the Somali people decide'
'Let the Somali people decide'
The widening split between Somalia's leaders could lead to the collapse of the transitional federal government, a Nairobi-based regional analyst,...

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