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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

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