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10-09-2020 - Aweys Omar Mohamoud, PhD - 0 comments
WHAT IS THE STATE OF PLAY AFTER DHUUSAMAREEB 3?

Several months ago, a not-so-complicated secret plan was afoot to have the lower house of parliament announce provisions to extend their term of office and that of the President. Supporters of President Farmaajo were saying so in private. At a public event, the current care-taker PM (a position not provided for in the constitution), Mr. Mahdi Guuleed (then a deputy PM), harangued MPs not to leave office unless a parliament elected by a one-person-one-vote (OPOV) election model was there to replace them, and to set that position by statute.

02-08-2020 - Aweys Omar Mohamoud, PhD - 0 comments
FARMAAJO’S LAST THROW OF THE DICE  WHAT IS HIS ENDGAME?

In response to each big question of politics, one must surely reply ''It depends.'' Valid answers depend on the context in which the political processes under study occur. They also depend on the context in terms of understandings built into the questions, the evidence available for answering the questions, and the actual operation of the political processes themselves.

22-07-2020 - Aweys Omar Mohamoud, PhD - 0 comments
Duusamereeb saw a serious battle over choosing a realistic model for the coming elections between President Farmaajo and FMS Leaders

In a game of 'who blinks first!' in Duusamareeb, the regional capital of Galmudug State, all five FMS leaders' faces were set in determination for two weeks on one thing only: to tell President Farmaajo to get off his high horse and accept that indirect elections are the only game in town to meet the deadline for holding the 2020/2021 elections which are baked into the country's constitutional framework.

 

10-07-2020 - - 0 comments
SOMALIA AT SIXTY (PART II) Brief Historical Reflections  Siyad Barre’s Rise to Power, 1969-91

In this article, we look at the coup d'état of 1969 whose regime lasted for over two decades, until January 1991. You can read part 1 of our brief historical reflections here.
The other topics to be covered in this series include ideas for reconciliation, and the need for a new leadership with great vision in 2021.

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.

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