Beyond short-termism: why Somali presidents should serve one term only

Somalia is due to undertake nationwide parliamentary and presidential elections in late 2020 and early 2021 respectively. Despite the enormous political, security and financial challenges, politicians have already started to prepare. Political parties are expected to compete for seats, and the National Independent Electoral Commission has already registered over 20 political parties. Read more

Ka gudbidda muddada gaaban: Sababta ay tahay in madaxweynayaasha Soomaaliya uu muddo xileedkoodu u noqdo hal xilli oo kaliya

Soomaaliya waxaa la qorsheynayaa in ay ka dhacdo doorasho qaran oo lagu doorto xildhibaannada iyo madaxweynaha federaalka dhamaadka sanadka 2020 iyo horaanta sanadka 2021. Inkastoo ay jiraan caqabado siyaasadeed, kuwo amni iyo kuwo dhaqaale oo aad u badan, haddana siyaasiyiinta ayaa bilwaabey in ay isku diyaariyaan doorashooyinka. Xisbiyo siyaasadeed ayaa la filayaa in ay u tartamaan kuraasta, Gudiga Madaxa Banaan Ee Doorashooyinka Qarankana waxa uu  diwaangaliyay in ka badan 20 xisbi siyaasadeed. Read more

Somali Public Agenda

Options for political reconciliation in Somalia

Somalia’s federal and regional leaders have been in intense political friction recently. At the peak of these tensions, the regional presidents and their aides – who met in Kismayo in early September 2018 – decided to suspend their relationship with the federal government until their concerns were negotiated and addressed via the mediation of a third party. The regional presidents justified this position by citing a number of political and security concerns with the government in Mogadishu. Read more

Somali Public Agenda

Siyaabaha heshiis siyaasadeed looga dhalin karo Soomaaliya

Madaxda Soomaaliya heer federal iyo heer maamul goboleed waxaa muddooyinkii danbe ka dhex jiray jahwareer siyaasadeed. Xiisadda ayaa gaartay meeshii ugu sarreysay markii ay madaxweynayaasha maamul goboleedyada – oo kulan ku yeeshay magaalada Kismaayo horraantii bisha Sebteembar 2018 – ay go’aansadeen in ay hakiyaan xiriirka wadashaqeyn oo ay la lahaayeen dowladda federaalka ilaa iyo inta cabashooyinkooda laga wada xaajoonayo heshiisna laga gaarayo iyada oo ay gacan saddexaad dhexdhexaadineyso. Madaxda maamul goboleedyada waxa ay sabab uga dhigeen go’aankooda arrimo dhowr ah oo isugu jira kuwo siyaasadeed iyo kuwo amni oo ay kaga cabanayaan dowladda fadhigeedu yahay Muqdisho. Read more

Is it the time to print a new currency for Somalia?

The Federal Government is planning to print a new currency for Somalia. In early June 2018, the Minister of Finance of the Federal Government of Somalia introduced the design of 5,000 and 10,000 Somali Shillings. A press conference held by the governor of the Central Bank of Somalia in late June 2018 further elucidated the division of the currency. The governor stated that the currency will consist of 1,000, 2,000, 5,000 and 10,000 Somali Shillings. Read more

Ma la joogaa wakhtigii lacag cusub loo daabici lahaa Soomaaliya?

Dowladda Federaalka Soomaaliya waxa ay qorsheyneysaa in ay lacag cusub daabacdo. Horraantii bishii Juun ee sanadkan 2018, Wasiirka Maaliyadda ee Dowladda Federaalka Soomaaliya ayaa soo bandhigay naqshado 5,000 iyo 10,000 Shillin Soomaali cusub ah. Shir jaraa’id ee uu qabtay guddoomiyaha Bangiga Dhexe ee Soomaaliya dhamaadkii bishii Juun ee 2018 ayaa lagu sii caddeeyay inta ay ka koobnaan doonto lacagta cusub. Guddoomiyaha waxa uu sheegay in lacagta ay ka koobnaan doonto 1,000, 2,000, 5,000 iyo 10,000 Shillin Soomaali. Read more

Somalia: Why Local Governance Matters

For the public sector to remain relevant and trusted in the eyes of the citizens, the Somali government and its international partners have to respond to the evolving and often high expectations of the citizens in terms of overall political direction, and more importantly, in service delivery or the way in which services are delivered in the federal context.

Soomaaliya: Muhiimadda Maalgelinta Dowladaha Hoose

Si hay’adaha dowladda u noqdaan kuwo ay shacabku aaminaan kalsoonina ku qabaan, dowladda Soomaaliya iyo taageerayaasheeda caalamka waa in ay ka jawaabaan baahida shacabka ee dhinacyada jiheynta siyaasadda iyo gaarsiinta adeegyada aasaasiga ah.

Somali Public Agenda

Creating an enduring constitution for Somalia: a roadmap for the review process

The process of drafting a federal constitution for Somalia dates back to 2004 when a Federal Charter and a federal system of governance were adopted in Kenya. The Transitional Charter mandated the formation of an independent commission that would prepare a new federal constitution in two and half years. However, the commission was only formed two years later, in 2006, by the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) president, Abdullahi Yusuf. Read more

Somali Public Agenda

Sida dastuur waara loogu sameyn karo Soomaaliya: Dhabbe loo mari karo dib-u-eegista dastuurka

Dastuur-u-sameynta Soomaaliya waxa ay soo bilaabatay sanadkii 2004 markaas oo Axdiga Federaalka iyo nidaamka federaalka lagu qaatay dalka Kenya. Axdigii Kumeelgaarka waxa uu farayay in la sameeyo guddi madax bannaan ee muddo labo sano iyo bar ah ku diyaariya dastuur cusub oo federaal ah. Guddiga waxa labo sano kadib sanadkii 2006 sameeyay madaxweynihii Dowladdii Federaalka Kumeelgaarka Cabdullaahi Yuusuf. Read more