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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:

27-04-2020 - - 0 comments
President Farmaajo’s Addis Ababa Interview (Part 2) and a compendium  of Al Shabaab atrocities under his watch by Dr. Aweys Omar Mohamoud 27th April 2020

Welcome to part 2 of an English transcript of President Farmaajo's Addis Ababa interview, with critical commentary. You can read part 1 here. Part 2 has become a compendium of Al Shabaab's ghastly atrocities against the Somali people under President Farmaajo's watch.

24-04-2020 - Admin - 0 comments
President Farmaajo’s dictatorial tendencies are a cause for widespread political grievances capable of unravelling the Federal Government of Somalia February 25, 2020

Let me preface this piece by first mentioning that I have worked in Somalia for most of the past three years, mainly as an advisor to the FGS while living among ordinary folk in Mogadishu

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