The Somali presidential vote was widely celebrated, but there remains much room for improvement
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Payments to top politicians were used to secure a UAE military base in controversial Somaliland-UAE deal
The election of Mohammed Abdullahi Farmajo as Somalia’s president has inspired optimism for Somalia.
Election observers in Somalia say corruption is running rampant ahead of Wednesday’s presidential election
Another unfortunate delay for Somalia’s Presidential Election reflects continued political stasis
Ilhan Omar was born in Mogadishu but has now become the first ever female Somali American lawmaker
The damage ISIS, Al-Shabab and their kind has done to Islam continues to worsen. Our scholars’ silence has been an approval of the multiple cults that now compete for the chance to establish themselves
It’s a moral obligation for the world to support the overdue democratic change in Somaliland. Somalilanders want to see true change, not replacement of one man into a more corrupted
Local politicians are set on Somaliland secession from Somalia as pending votes complicate plans
Here are the top Somali Presidential candidates challenging incumbent leader Hassan Sheikh Mohamud