Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Wardheer News

Somalia: Mr. President, it’s time for action

By Mohamed Abdiqafar Haji Hussein The majority of Somali people wanted the newly elected Somali parliamentarians of both houses, to vote for change in the election which took place on February 8, 2017, but others were afraid based on the … Continued

AFTER DAMU-JADEED, HOPES ROSE BUT HURDLES REMAIN HIGH

By Ahmed Khalif Thanks to the CDRC – an Ethiopian think tank based in Addis Ababa – for blabbing that Hassan Sh. Mohamud is Addis Ababa’s choice for Somali president. Both Mr. Mohamud and his Damu-Jadeed (The New Blood) circle … Continued

City of Betrayal – Bosaso

By Alinasir Abshir Geire Bosaso is a city in Bari Administrative Region of Somalia, and the most populous in the state of Puntland, with around 191,171 residents (according to UN estimate in 2010). By virtue of its proximity to the … Continued

SOMALIA’S GOVERNANCE CHALLENGES

By Jamma Ali Sugow Somalia  is a complex  political security environment beset by  poverty, recurring  drought spells, as is being experienced  now and violent conflict. The country has  been in a state of  conflict  of  one  form  or  another  for  the  past  two decades. Despite currently  having  a  functioning  central government operating  … Continued

A New Dawn for Somalia

By Mohamed Yabarag “Waaba beryey, bilicsan, arooryo baxsan, maalin boqran”, Ali Sugule. In response to the continuing demand by the Somali people for security, peace, good governance and fairly a decent standard of living history was made on the 8th … Continued

An Open Letter to President Mohamed Abdullahi “Farmajo”

By Ahmed Hassen Dear President, Your election as the President of Somalia was unprecedented and a surprise to all.  Nonetheless a good one. Somalis, wherever they reside, went wild with ecstatic jubilations, resulting in trending of #Farmajoiigeeya. Real and perceived … Continued

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE NEW PRESIDENT OF SOMALIA

By Ismail Warsame Congratulations to the President-Elect, H.E. Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, on his recent land-slide victory in the joint session of the People’s House and Senate of the Federal Parliament. The role of the Coalition for Change in that election … Continued

Capitalizing on the “Farmajo” Revolution

By Hassan Adam Hosow The promised day has finally arrived.  The young generation were confident in their heart their preferred candidate would reach out to them and provide solutions. On February 5, 2017 then-candidate Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo was set to … Continued

Now that the campaign is over, governance, Mr. President

By Adam I. Aw Hirsi First of all, like millions of other Somalis over the world, I’m not only relieved but in fact thrilled at the spectacularly peaceful and majestic transfer of power to which Somalia’s long-awaited and arduous electoral … Continued

Security Challenges and Opportunities Facing President Mohamed Farmaajo

By Mohamed Fatah The threats and security risks facing the newly-elected President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo are many and include: terrorism, instability, protracted violence, as well as proliferation of small arms, unprotected borders, weak public institutions, illicit economy, poverty, and chronic … Continued

President Farmajo: Between Hope and Reality

By Hassan M. Abukar This week, Somalia elected a new president, Mohamed Abdullahi “Farmajo,” an event that marked the second time in recent history an incumbent president lost the election. It happened in 2012 and again in 2017, just like … Continued