Somalia
“Conflict between president and PM is a conflict between the Somali people and imperialist forces”

Parliamentary elections in Somalia are set to be concluded by February 25 amid tensions between the president and the prime minister. Mohamed Hassan, historian and former diplomat, explains the political situation, the role of foreign powers, especially the UAE, and the truth behind Shabaab

Elections in Somalia hit another roadblock

The opposition presidential candidates have rejected the new framework weakening the authority of clans and empowering the heads of state governments to determine candidates who will elect MPs to the lower house

US airstrikes US resumes airstrikes in Somalia weeks after reports of civilian deaths

In March, an Amnesty International report said at least 14 civilians had been killed and another 8 injured in 2018. As of March 19, 28 airstrikes had been undertaken by the US forces, a significant escalation from the last couple of years