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Options To End Somalia’s Current Political Stalemate

Somalia has entered a dangerous political
stalemate that could unravel the significant
progress made on peace-building and state building
since the end of the transition in
2012. The announcement on 8 September
2018 by the leaders of five federal member
states to suspend cooperation with the
Federal Government is alarming on many
levels, not least because such a coordinated
action by the states is unprecedented.

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Somalia needs conciliatory not confrontational politics

On October 14 Mogadishu was rocked by the deadliest explosion in its history, killing more than 400 people and injuring hundreds of others. Reliable figures are hard to come by, but the blast, which flattened the buildings around the clogged Zoppe Junction in the Hodan district, has caused mayhem and material destruction estimated to be in the millions of dollars.

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Federalism Dialogue in Mogadishu

On December 22, 2014, the Heritage Institute for Policy Studies (HIPS) conducted a field research on ‘National Dialogue on Federalism’ in Mogadishu as part of field research on Federalism. Read on…

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How Sharmarke Can Salvage Vision 2016

The appointment of Omar Abdirashid Ali-Sharmarke as the Prime Minister of the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) couldn’t come at a more critical time for Somalia. Political infighting has paralyzed the government for months, barely averting total collapse. Very little progress had been made to achieve the primary objectives of Vision 2016, the government’s roadmap. […]

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Isticmaalka Afka Soomaaliga

Machadka Heritage ee Daraasaadka oo kaashanaya Hey’adda Internews, wuxuu qabtay madal looga arrinsanayay sida ay warbaahinta Soomaalidu u isticmaasho afka Soomaaliga, iyo culeysyada kale ee haysta luuqadda, iyo siyaabaha wax looga qaban karo.

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Between Integration and Fragmentation

On October 23, 2014 a two member team from the Heritage Institute for Policy Studies (HIPS) attended a three-day conference dubbed “Federalism in Somalia” organized by HESPI and IGAD in Addis Ababa. The team presented this paper which is based on extensive fiedl research which was conducted by HIPS.

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Federalism Dialogue in Galkayo

On the third of a six-city research project on federalism, a team from the Heritage Institute for Policy Studies (HIPS) traveled to the city of Galkayo to have a dialogue on federalism with the local population. Here is their reflection on the trip..

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Al-Shabaab after the fall of Barawe

After the fall of the coastal city of Barawe, Aljazeera’s Inside Story speaks to HIPS Director, Abdi Aynte, to discuss the fate of the Islamist group after the loss of this strategic port city.

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Garowe, Reconciliation & Federalism

On 18 September, a team from the Heritage Institute for Policy Studies traveled to Garowe, the capital of Puntland state of Somalia as part of a six-city field research on federalism. Watch a short video of the federalism dialogue here..

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Special Forum with the President of Somalia

On September 11, 2014, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was a guest at the Heritage Institute for Policy Studies’ (HIPS) Forum for Ideas. The HIPS forum is designed to be an inclusive platform for a candid discourse between policymakers and the public, and to facilitate dialogue among various stakeholders in the society. Watch the full Forum here..

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