Friday, August 17, 2018
Wardheer News

Ibrahim Dheere Finally Speaks Up

By Hassan M. Abukar Ibrahim M. Hussein—better known as “Ibrahim Dheere,” the Chairman of the United Western Somali Liberation Front (UWSLF) in the Somali region of Ethiopia—is now in the news, after many years of silence. Sporting a well-trimmed beard, … Continued

What is in a Picture: Unprofessional Conduct in Brussels?

WardheerNews series- What’s in a Picture  The Somali Partnership Forum, held in Brussels, Belgium, on July 16 and 17, 2018, was attended by representatives of fifty-eight countries and 6 international organizations to discuss humanitarian issues, economic recovery, and review the progress … Continued

Ali Haji Warsame: An Interview

Editor’s Note: Ali Haji Warsame is a veteran Somali public figure who was the Education Minister of Puntland between 2014 and 2015, a presidential candidate in the federal elections of 2016, a former Puntland presidential candidate in 2014, and a … Continued

Back to Mogadishu : Part V and an Epilogue

By Hassan M. Abukar Today’s Somali youth—and the generation that came of age after the 1991 civil war—are  helping Mogadishu’s progress through hard work and building a network of social relationships that transcend parochial tribal affiliations. A United Nations consultant … Continued

The Rise and Fall of Farmaajo

By Guled Hagi Hersi No one expected that President Mohamed Abdullahi “Farmaajo” would fall from grace this soon. Not even his ardent supporters. After all, he was the leader we—a desperate nation perpetually yearning for someone to love rather than … Continued

What’s in a picture: Farmajo’s Poor Grasp of Protocol!

WardheerNews series- What’s in a Picture  On June 16, 2018, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed came to Somalia and was warmly received by Somali President Mohamed Farmajo, at the steps of the plane carrying the PM. Six days later, Farmajo arrived … Continued

The New Outlook of Somalia and Ethiopia Relations

By Mahad Gelle Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia paid a surprise day–visit to Somalia and his unannounced bilateral discussions, the first by any Ethiopian leadership, was the talk of investment of Somalia ports and road connectivity that would link … Continued


By Ahmed Ugaas Annexation of Somalia’s territorial waters will resuscitate terrorism from the brink of death. During the quarter century that followed Sr. Bush administration and his New World Order, the world had witnessed the rise of extremism in parts of … Continued