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04-07-2020 - - 0 comments
THE AUDIO OF AUDACITY Mahdi Guuleed is Oblivious to the Looming Constitutional Crisis

I have listened to a truly shocking statement recently made by a certain Mahdi Guuleed, Deputy Prime Minister of Farmaajo's adminstration, apparently speaking at an event organized for MPs supportive of his administration's recent shenanigans in parliament.

26-06-2020 - - 0 comments
SOMALIA AT SIXTY (PART 1) Brief Historical Reflections, 1960-69

Sixty years ago this week, Somalia's march to independence began by the union of the former Trust Territory of Somalia under Italian administration and former British Somaliland.

11-06-2020 - - 0 comments
President Farmaajo faced a moment of truth in Parliament on Saturday

President Farmaajo has had his moment of truth come to him face-to-face on Saturday, June 6, in parliament as MPs booed and hissed their disapproval when he started his speech at the opening of the last session of parliament before the anticipated elections later this year, and early next year.

10-06-2020 - - 0 comments
FMSs are Not Enemy Clans, They’re Governing Institutions  Born of Hope to Forge a Peaceful State

This is a follow-up to my recent article here concerning President Farmaajo's perspective on his government's relations with Federal Member States (FMSs). Mr. Farmaajo sounded an angry man, crying out for vengeance.

29-05-2020 - - 0 comments
President Farmaajo’s Addis Ababa Interview (Part 3)  Relations with Federal Member States (FMSs)  by Dr. Aweys Omar Mohamoud May 18, 2020

You can read parts 1 and 2 here, as well as the full transcript of the interview in Somali. In part 3, I discuss one of the main themes that emerged from the interview which was the President's perspective on relations with FMSs. Here is what he said on the subject followed by my comments:

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