Abukar Arman

Abukar Arman

Abukar Arman is a Somali political analyst, writer and former diplomat.

Somalia

Farmajo's betrayal of the Somali people

By handing ONLF officer Abdikarim Sheikh Muse to Ethiopia, the Somali government has betrayed its own people.

Farmajo's betrayal of the Somali people

Africa

Blue skies over Somalia

The election of Mohammed Abdullahi Farmajo as Somalia's president has inspired optimism for the future of Somalia.

Blue skies over Somalia

War & Conflict

US policies do more harm than good in Somalia

Substantive change in dealing with Somalia is long overdue.

US policies do more harm than good in Somalia

Poverty & Development

Erdogan: The hero of Somalia

Erdogan has prudently supported Somalia and remained impartial in the clan-driven internal politics.

Erdogan: The hero of Somalia

War & Conflict

'Moral blackmail' still stifles debate on Israel

Accusations of anti-Semitism against those who criticise Israel aim to curb debate on its crimes aga

'Moral blackmail' still stifles debate on Israel

Politics

On Gaza, genocide, and impunity

"Our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians" - Nelson Mandela.

On Gaza, genocide, and impunity

Politics

Globalisation has not reached Somalia, but 'junglification' has

Reactionary political departure away from sovereign statehood increases the risk of perpetual insecurity.

Globalisation has not reached Somalia, but 'junglification' has

Politics

Somalia: African solutions for African problems?

Interventions from neighbours have not brought Somalia the promised peace.

Somalia: African solutions for African problems?

Politics

Al-Shabab and the party balloon effect

As a result of decades of exploitation, the Somali people are sick and tired of always being the expendable pawn.

Al-Shabab and the party balloon effect

Opinion

Somalia: Spectre of political meltdown

Which political system can end Somalia's vicious cycle of political crises?

Somalia: Spectre of political meltdown

Politics

The upshot of political subjugation

Somali envoy to US says IGAD resolution will push Somalia deeper into anarchy.

The upshot of political subjugation