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Farmaajo’s Presidency: A scorecard for the first two years and the prospects for the remaining two.

Mohamed Abdullahi ‘Farmaajo’ was elected as the President of Somalia on February 8th, 2017 on a platform of comprehensive reform, improved security, political stability, a revived economy, reduced corruption and smart foreign policy. Two years later, the President’s scorecard is mixed, with some encouraging achievements in certain areas but plenty of shortcomings on most of […]

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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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Federal Somalia: Not if but How

A significant majority of Somalis favor a federal system of governance, despite serious misgivings. This is according to a research project concluded by HIPS that spun across 5 major cities in Somalia. Read the policy brief here for more..

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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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Federalism Dialogue in Kismayo

On the fourth 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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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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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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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. Read on..

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