Divided loyalties? Dual citizenship and high-ranking political office in Somalia

On 1stAugust 2019, Somali President, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed ‘Farmaajo’ renounced his American citizenship. In a press release, the President stated that he “voluntarily filed for the renunciation” even though Somalia’s Provisional Constitution allows for dual citizenship. The press release also noted that the decision was reached after the completion of legal and immigration processes that had been started when Farmaajo was elected as Somalia President in 2017. Read more

Daacadnimo qeybsan? Labada jinsiyadood iyo xafiisyada siyaasadda sarsare ee Soomaaliya

1-dii Agoosto 2019, Madaxweynaha Soomaaliya Maxamed Cabdullaahi Maxamed ‘Farmaajo’ ayaa dib uga laabtey muwaadinnimadiisa Mareykanka. War-saxaafadeed ayuu Madaxweynuhu ku sheegay in “si iskiis ah uu uga laabtay” jinsiyaddiisa labaad inkastoo Dastuurka Kumeelgaarka ah ee Soomaaliya uu oggolaanayo labada muwaadinnimo. War-saxaafadeedka ayaa sidoo kale lagu sheegay in go’aanka la gaaray kadib markii la dhameystiray habraaca sharciga iyo socdaalka oo soo bilowday markii Farmaajo loo doortay Madweynaha Soomaaliya sanadkii 2017. Read more

The problems of fused parliament-cabinet membership in Somalia

Separation of powers (trias politica) is a fundamental principle for modern states, and is devised to equally distribute responsibilities and authorities among government organs. It is used to serve as guarantee that no arm of government overpowers another arm and, as result, provides checks and balances. Read more

Dhibaatooyinka isku milanka xubnaha baarlamaaka iyo golaha wasiirrada Soomaaliya

Kala saaridda awoodaha waxa ay gundhig u tahay dowladaha casriga ah, waana hannaan si siman awoodaha ugu qeybinayo laamaha dowladda. Waxa uu damaanad qaadayaa in laan kamid ah dowladda aanay ka awood badinin laan kale, waxana uu keenayaa isku dheelitirnaan awoodeed iyo isla xisaabtan. Read more

Review of Somalia’s 2019 budget for judiciary institutions, public services and economic development

On the last day of December 2018, the Somali Federal Parliament’s House of the People approved the 2019 federal government budget prepared by the Ministry of Finance. The total budget appropriated for the 2019 fiscal year is $344 million. This is a $70 million increase on last year’s $274 million fiscal budget. It is significant compared to past increases: the 2018 budget was only $14 million higher than 2017’s $260 million budget. Read more

Falanqeyn miisaaniyadda sanadka 2019 loo qorsheeyay hay’adaha garsoorka, adeegyada bulshada iyo horumarinta dhaqaalaha Soomaaliya

Maalintii ugu dambeysay ee sanadkii 2018, Golaha Shacabka ee Baarlamaanka Federaalka Soomaaliya ayaa ansixiyay miisaaniyadda sanadka 2019 ee dowladda federaalka oo ay soo diyaarisay Wasaaradda Maaliyadda. Wadarta guud ee miisaaniyadda sanadka 2019 ayaa ah $344 malyan. Waxa ay $70 malyan ka badan tahay miisaaniyaddii sanadkii hore oo ahayd $274 malyan. Waa koror badan marka la barbar dhigo sanadihii hore: miisaaniyaddii sanadkii 2018-ka waxa ay $14 malyan oo kaliya ka badnayd miisaaniyaddii 2017 oo ahayd $260 malyan. Read more

The NGO-ization of Somali public sector

Members of Somali Public Agenda were invited to participate in a local forum that brought together civil society, government and other actors to discuss and debate on current complex issues. This time, a senior government official was invited. Read more

NGO ka dhigista hay’adaha danta guud ee Soomaaliya

Xubno matirsan Somali Public Agenda ayaa lagu casumay in ay ka qeyb qaataan madal isku keentay bulshada rayidka, dowladda iyo qeybaha kale ee bulshada si ay uga doodaan arrimaha cakiran ee dalka. Kulanka waxa ku casumnaa in uu ka hadlo xubin sare oo katirsan dowladda. Read more

Re-introducing the Somali Shilling in Beledweyne

Where in the world have people abandoned paper money entirely? It is not Silicon Valley and not Singapore but, of all places, Beledweyne, the capital of Hiiraan region of Somalia. Since November 2017, the Somali Shilling has not been used in Beledweyne. Mobile money and hard currency US dollars are the only acceptable modes of payment in the market. Although the understanding and literacy of the majority of the residents in using mobile money is low, the community in Beledweyne have no other option but to use mobile technology and US dollars for daily transactions. The EVC Plus Service of Hormuud Telecommunications Company and E-Dahab of Somtel Telecommunications Company provide the only acceptable electronic money in the city. Read more

Dib-usoo-celinta isticmaalka Shilinka Soomaaliga ee magaalada Beledweyne

Halkee dunida kamid ah oo ay dadku gebi ahaanba iska joojiyeen isticmaalka lacagta warqadda ah? Ma ahan Silicon Valley mana ahan Singapore, laakiin waa Beledweyne, magaalo madaxda gobolka Hiiraan ee Soomaaliya. Lagasoo billaabo bishii Nofeembar ee sanadkii 2017, lacagta Shilin Somaaliga lagama isticmaalin Beledweyne. Lacagaha moobilka lagu qaato iyo lacagta adag ee doollarka Mareykanka ayaa ah lacagta kaliya ee la oggol-yahay in wax lagu kala iibsado suuqyada. Inkastoo fahamka iyo aqoonta dad badan oo deggan magaalada ay u leeyihiin isticmaalka lacagaha moobilka ay aad u hooseyso, haddana bulshada Beledweyne ma haystaan wax ikhtiyaar ah oo aan ahayn in ay lacagta lagu qaato moobilka iyo doollarka Mareykanka u isticmaalaan wax kala iibsiga maalinlaha ah. Adeegga EVC- Plus ee Shirkadda Isgaarsiinta Hormuud iyo adeegga E-Dahab oo ay leedahay Shirkadda Isgaarsiinta Somtel ayaa ah lacagaha electroniga ah ee magaalada laga isticmaalo. Read more