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Exit Strategy Challenges for the AU Mission in Somalia

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) alone cannot defeat al-Shabaab. This can only happen if AMISOM can partner with a capable, legitimate and inclusive set of Somali security forces. Unfortunately, over the last decade, Somalia’s political leaders have failed to forge a political settlement that charts an agreed pathway towards creating an effective set of professional national security forces. Read on…

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Selection of the Next Somalia Parliament: The Citizens’ View

The findings provide reliable, representative data on the views of residents in five major population centers, which contribute to the debate around the political process as major decisions about Somalia’s future are being deliberated.

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Al-Shabaab Kaddib Baraawe

Kadidb markii malleeshiyada al-Shabaab laga qabsaday magaalada xeebta ah ee Baraawe, Barnaamijka Qubanaha ee Laanta Af-Soomaaliga ee VOA ayaa wareystay Agaasime Ku Xigeenka Machadka HIPS, C/rashiid Khaliif Xaashi, isagoo falanqeeyay mustaqbalka ururka kaddib qabsashada Baraawe.

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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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Perceptions of Security and Justice in Mogadishu

The security situation in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, has improved according to Mogadishu residents. This is confirmed by a survey of 1,664 residents across Mogadishu’s 17 districts conducted between February and March this year.

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Al Jazeera Inside Story: Can Somalia Disarm its Militia?

On 24 August 2014 Al-Jazeera broadcast an edition of Inside Story, hosted by Sami Zeidan, on the on-going disarmament of militias in Somalia. The director of the Heritage Institute Abdi Aynte joined Jamal Osman of the UK based Channel 4 and Ridwaan Haji Abdiwali, the Somali government spokesman and adviser to the Somali Prime Minister.

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Pioneering Resignation in Somalia

The resignation of Abdikarim Hussein Guled, former Minister of National Security, represents a small but significant step towards democratic consolidation in Somalia.

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U.S. Senate Africa Subcommittee of the Foreign Relations Committee

On 8 October 2013, HIPS Director Abdi Aynte testified before the U.S. Senate Africa Subcommittee of the Foreign Relations Committee.

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