Jahwareerka doorashooyinka Soomaaliya: waa wakhtigii la sameyn lahaa qiimeyn dhab ah

Maadaama aan ka shaqeynayay cilmibaarisyo la xiriira doorashooyinka Soomaaliya tan iyo sanadkii 2015, waxaan fahamsanahay culeyska ay leedahay in la qabto doorashooyin iyadoo ay jiraan kalsooni darro baahsan, heshiiska siyaasadeed uu qabyo yahay, iyo hay’adaha dowladda oo weli curdan ah. Sanad kahor, waxaan arkayay fursad lagu dejin karo khariidad doorasho oo dhab ah, taasoo fulinteeda labo ilaa saddex sano oo shaqo adag ah ku qaadan kartay hay’adaha maareynta doorashooyinka si ay doorasho uga dhacdo Soomaaliya.

Somalia’s (eternal) election conundrum: time for a realistic assessment

Having worked on and studied election processes in Somalia since 2015, I understand the difficulties of conducting successful polls in a context of widespread mistrust, a weak political settlement, and nascent public institutions. A year ago, I saw an opportunity for the adoption of a realistic roadmap to elections, which would have taken two to three years of hard work by the election management body(ies) to conduct elections in Somalia.

2022: Somali Public Agenda’s Year in Review

2022 was a very productive year for Somali Public Agenda (SPA). We published 15 papers, held a record 19 forums (including 6 Gaxwo & Gorfeyn meetups), produced 22 podcast episodes, trained 30 bloggers, engaged and talked to local and international media, trained 4 interns, and started working with like-minded institutions.

Maalidda dowladda Soomaaliya: siyaasadda isbeddel la’aanta

Hannaanka doorashada dadban oo suurtageliyay in siyaasiyiinta dhaqaalaha iyo awoodda leh ay xukunka yimaadaan (ama xoogaan), beesha caalamka oo lacag ku taageerta dowladda, iyo isla xisaabtan la’aan ayaa abuurtay dhaqan ay siyaasiyiintu ku maalaan dowladda oo ay ku hodmaan. Xaaladdan waxa ay Soomaaliya ka jirtay dhowr iyo labaatankii sano ee lasoo dhaafay ama wayba kasii horreysay, dhaqankanna wuu xididdeystay.

Milking the Somali government: the politics of the status quo

Flawed electoral processes that enable privileged politicians to come to power (or simply grab it), an international community that pours money into the government, and a lack of accountability have created a culture whereby politicians milk the government and enrich themselves. This has certainly been the pattern over the past decade or so, but the roots of the problem run deep.