Opinions

Is America Heading For Civil War II?

27 August 2020 – BTV – Recently Dana Coverstone warned of a “vision” he had in which he saw U.S. cities engulfed in flames and violence. In particular he warned that September and November would be critical months when near-anarchy would reign in many U.S. cities.

Judging from recent events in Kenosha things could well be shaping up that way and it’s still only August. In other words the coming months could well see a complete breakdown of law and order in large parts of the U.S.

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Is Somalia’s president sidelining a major clan?

25 August 2020 – BenaadirTV – Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Kheyre was recently sacked by parliament after a withdrawal of confidence while still in Dhuusmareeb district in Galmudug region of Somalia, trying to negotiate an electoral deal with the Federal Member States.

Prime Minister Kheyre’s sacking was shock to many but political commentators had seen the writing’s on the wall from almost a year ago according to Mohamed Hasan, a blogger and political analyst residing in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu.

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What’s the oil rush in Somalia?

As Somalia faces a political crisis with elections due for December 2020, the Ministry of Petroleum is pushing for an oil licensing round to open by 4 August 2020. However, considering that the key institutions to govern and regulate the oil sector are not yet ready, and that the Federal Members States (FMS) are still not fully on board, the question is: Why the rush for oil now, given that oil prices are so low?

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Sidee ayey Heyadaha caalamka u beddeleen habka aan ka wada hadalno COVID 19?

Ma xasuusataa shan bilood ka hor? Waxaan u malaynayaa in dunidu si dhakhso leh u socoto maalmahan.

Ma xasuusataa in la saadaaliyay in covid19 uu dilayo malaayiin qof dunida?

Ma xasuusataa in isbitaallada ay buux dhaafiyeen bukaanno la halgamayey adduunka oo dhan oo aan ka wada aragnay telefishinka?

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Latest news from Villa Somalia and next PM?

In the past 48 hours, President Farmaajo has been in the process of naming his second prime minister since taking office, at a critical time in Somalia’s political climate.

President Farmajo is facing political challenges, most notably the appointment of a new Prime Minister…

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The war of the waters: What is in it for Somalia and what role should it take?

Former United Nations Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali (1992-1996) has a quote from political analysts on recent water disputes around the world.

Boutros-Ghali said “the third world war will be water-based.” He added that he predicts that by 2030 there will be a global war over water (fresh water and seas).

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Joe Biden: ‘Ma tihid madow’ hadaad u codeyso Trump 2020

Qofna weligiis kuma eedeynin Joe Biden inuu yahay af-haye wanaagsan, ama xitaa inuu yahay af-haye markii uu hadlayo. Wuxuu daacad u ahaa dabeecaddiisa intii lagu jiray wareysiga Jimcaha, Maajo 22.

Sii Aqri

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How Somalia Was Made ‘Great Again’

In recent weeks the confluence of many issues and events of different shades and dangers made Somalia’s political situation more complicated. This being the last year of the current administration, challenges of that nature are not entirely new, but the intensity and volatility of these developments are.

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The steps to Dhuusamareeb 4 & the 2020/21 Election – Analysis

Following the Dhusamareb 3 conference, which was attended by some of the country’s regional leaders and President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo, there are many questions as to what the next step will be, as the conference finished in somewhat disorganised fashion.

The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo and the Presidents of HirShabelle and Southwest returned to Mogadishu on late Friday afternoon.

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Special Report; Kenya seeking new approach that may hamper relationship with Somalia even further down?

Special Report – In the first week of August 2020, Kenyan Minister of Defense Monica Juma and Chair of the Somali Coast Guard Liaison Group criticised Somalia (Puntland and Somaliland) for releasing pirates yet to finished their sentences. Kenya was elected on June 20, 2019 to chair the Piracy Contact Group for 2 years from January 2020 to December 2021.

Although a United Nations report says that between October 1, 2018 and October 31, 2019 there were no reports of ships hijacked off the coast of Somalia and the release of 23 hostages, Kenya is campaigning to expand the team’s mission with less obvious objectives since piracy has declined enormously.

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Somalia Elections – Dominant Mudolood Clan Seeks to Repeat History

Somalia’s Mudolood clan is re-assembling for political power as the country’s leaders haggle on the type of elections.

Last week, the clan gathered in Mogadishu for a ‘Peace Forum’, but the participants included big names in Somalia’s political sphere.

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Where did it all go wrong Mr President?

Many people are asking themselves questions such as how a city in such a security lockdown, can 4 terrorists attack a hotel without being noticed in a heavily checked guarded area with a car bomb and then storm into the hotel killing many innocent lives?

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Does Egypt have the right to build military bases in Somalia?

In the context of the Renaissance Dam crisis which recently escalated between Egypt and Ethiopia, Somali reservations emerged regarding the fifth clause of the nine-clause resolution submitted by Arab League ministers on June 23, 2020.

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Super Power Competition For Resources in Somalia Heats up

Somalia’s transformation from a failed state to a semi-functioning polity is being hampered by superpowers jostling to control resources in the Horn of Africa country.

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Somalia’s il Bouno, il Brutto and il Cattivo Houses parliament

Disclaimer; Right, and the debate is on and this will determine where the power will eventually lie but make no mistake, the 3 Houses of parliament are probably happening in every country since we are in the era of communication and does not solely lie with us Somalis alone.

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