OpEd: Is AMISOM willing to unify and empower Somali National Army?

On July 1, Somalia celebrated 55 years of independence from colonial rule and formation of the Somali Republic. As we celebrate this important date on our calendar, I can’t stop thinking if we are still fully independent and what it is that we are missing.

OpEd: Hate speech in Somali media perpetuates inter-clan conflict

The Somali media has been growing steadily over the past couple of years from radio stations, newspapers, and websites to satellite televisions that are competing mainly for a local and, recently, a diaspora audience. Unfortunately some of these platforms have negatively impacted the peace building and reconciliation process by releasing material that can be classified… Continue reading…

Defeating Al-Shabaab Is Not The End of Somalia’s Problems

“Are they still fighting the Kenyan military in Nairobi?” a woman in the Waberi neighborhood of Mogadishu asked me as the siege of Westgate Shopping Mall in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, last September continued.

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