Faisal Ali is a Producer at TRT World.
Washington says reports of Eritrean involvement in the Tigray conflict are credible, although both Ethiopia and Eritrea have repeatedly denied the claim.
As Ethiopia’s conflict with its Tigray region intensifies, with rockets being fired at Eritrea’s capital Asmara, the danger of the conflict drawing in regional actors heightens.
Despite Somalia’s two decade experiment with Socialism, The Communist Manifesto was never translated into Somali. But Abdiaziz Mahdi, a Hargeisa-based writer and translator decided to embark on the project, which will be published later this year.
Ethiopia’s federal government and the Tigray regional state dig in for the long haul, as the former begins advancing in the west of Tigray. The humanitarian cost however is now beginning to show.
Prime Minister Ahmed launched a “limited” military operation to “restore constitutional order” in the northern state of Tigray. Analysts say the move risks domestic and regional stability.
As Trump considers withdrawing US troops from Somalia, Somali analysts believe this is dangerous rhetoric which has more to do with domestic politics than security in Somalia and the wider region.
Experts say Washington should stop peddling false reports based on denial, which further increase Somali public grievances against America.
Fifty years ago today in Somalia, Mohammed Siad Barre’s military coup ended Somalia’s brief democratic period, which paved the way for civil war when the regime eventually collapsed. His contested legacy divides Somalis to this day.
How a young Somali artist who left home as a child used comics as a medium to re-narrate Somali stories.
Mukhtar Robow, a former Al Shabab deputy commander has raised questions in Somalia about what to do with former militants and if they have a future in politics.
Border conflicts have marred east African states for decades, but some political goodwill has finally emerged in the region, seeking to build an enduring peace.
An aspiring entrepreneur Hodan Nalayeh felt Western media lacked nuance on Somalia and launched her own YouTube channel to counter oversimplified or exaggerated media coverage.
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