Opinion: Ethiopia’s renewed efforts to influence Somalia’s presidential election

Ethiopia is desperately trying to get Hassan Sheikh Mohamud re-elected as a president of Somalia. The evidence of this effort was encapsulated in a recent report by a think-tank affiliated with Ethiopia’s Foreign Ministry and external intelligence. Ethiopia’s renewed agenda goes against the wishes of the overwhelming majority of Somalis and members of the Somali… Continue reading…

Somalia’s democratic transformation: General election in 2016 looks impossible

Somalia lawmakers raise their hands during a confidence vote on Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, at the parliament building in Mogadishu, Somalia, Dec. 6, 2014.

Editor’s Note: This is the second part of a two-part series examining Somalia’s constitutional process and the alternative routes that could be used to bring about a democratic transformation in 2016. The timely review and implementation of the Provisional Constitution is intricately part of the transition to democratic governance in Somalia. The implementation process is… Continue reading…

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