Sunday, October 22, 2017
Wardheer News

Why is Mogadishu still a frequent target for attacks?

By Hamza Mohamed Protesters gather during a demonstration against al-Shabab after the October 14 explosion [Feisal Omar/Reuters] Last week, the deadliest bomb blast to hit the Somali city of Mogadishu killed more than 350 people and injured around 400 others. Questions are … Continued

Gabay: Tacaddi

W/T Xuseen Cabdi Xalane Anoo xaaladda Soomaali ku jirto madaxeyga daalisey in caqligu iga guurane qarka iga saran, ayaa Aw Xirsi oo nin Aftahan ah, oon aan jeclahay isku nimid. Kadibna gabaygan baan gocdey oo ku soo aadey qaraxii dhacay … Continued

Time to Reset African Union-European Union Relations

Executive Summary African and European leaders are scheduled to meet in November for the fifth triennial African Union-European Union summit at a time when relations between the two institutions have reached a turning point. Both are in transition, undergoing internal … Continued

Somalia: A broken state leads to hunger

By Sandra Petersmann Somalia has been in the grip of a civil war since 1991. The state has disintegrated, leaving powerful clans to fill the vacuum. With the government weak and dysfunctional, the country is on the verge of another … Continued

Bilal ibn Rabah: The symbol of human equality

The epitaph inscribed on the tomb of Bilal Ibn Rabah, Damascus, Syria. ABU TARIQ HIJAZI Bilal ibn Rabah (may Allah bless him) is one of the most illustrious names in the Islamic history. A Negro slave originally from Habasha (Ethiopia), … Continued


W.Q: Shaafici Qaasim Nuur Qaybtii koowaad ee qoraalkan waxa aan kaga soo hadallay wax ka mid ah jacaylkii xad-dhaafka ahaa ee Soomaalidii hore geela u qabeen iyo weliba geela ay sidaas u jeclaayeen sida uu u hawsha iyo shiidaadda badnaa. … Continued

New beginning for failed state Somalia?

By Sandra Petersmann Under the Trump administration, the US has significantly amped up military engagement in Somalia. Special forces are fighting alongside Somali soldiers to defeat terror organization al-Shabab. Sandra Petersmann reports. Foreign soldiers, gunshots, explosions, air strikes – when … Continued


BY CONOR GAFFEY Ethiopia is a major U.S. ally in Africa. The government in Addis Ababa has long cooperated with Washington on security and counterterrorism while benefiting generously from U.S. aid. In 2016, the U.S. pledged $809 million to Ethiopia, behind only war-torn South Sudan … Continued