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Youth, Politics and Change

The Horn Institute for Peace and Development (HIPAD) organized a public lecture discussion of Youth, Politics and Change on the …


HIPAD is a think tank that contributes to the attainment of multidisciplinary creative solutions for a stable and prosperous Somalia that is at peace with itself, the region and the world at large; a country that embraces democracy and political pluralism through peaceful means. A group of Somali intellectuals established HIPAD to fill the capacity deficiency and formulate policies that effectively respond to the various challenges of the post-conflict reconstruction of Somalia

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Dood Cilmiyeed: Shirkii Garowe

HORDHAC Dood-cilmiyeed ay martigelisay HIPAD ayaa maalinimadii 15 May lagu falanqeeyay shirkii dhowaan madaxda dowladda dhexe iyo dowlad goboleedyada ugu soo gabagaboobay magaalada Garowe. Dood-cilmiyeedka

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Situational Analysis
The Federal Government of Somalia’s Position toward the UN SRSG:
Reactions from Parties and Future Implications
On Tuesday, January 1, 2019, a statement by the foreign ministry of the Federal Government of Somalia declared Mr. Nicholas Fink Haysom, the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, persona non grata. In diplomatic terms, this “persona non grata” declaration simply means that Mr.lIaysom is unwelcome in the territory of Somalia because of his undiplomatic conduct in words or actions. This declaration was a response to a letter from Haysom to the Somali government in which he demanded an explanation of the legality and manner in which the government arrested a supposedly reformed former deputy leader of al-Shabaab, Mr. Mukhtar Robow, who was a main contender for the regional presidency in the South West State elections.’ The Somali government banned Mr. Robow from running, but the South West State electoral body approved his candidacy. According to Somalia’s envoy to the UN, Ambassador AbukarDahir Osman, Mr. Robow ” cannot assume leadership positions without going through a stringent, established rehabilitation program.”