Can election lead to stability in Somalia? | Inside Story

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After more than a year of delays, violence and uncertainty – Somalia is ready to vote for its next president.
The original plan was to hold a one-person one-vote election for the first time in 50 years.
But security concerns, as well as legal and financial realities make that difficult.
Instead, Somalia’s parliament will pick the president.
So what does this election mean for a nation facing several challenges?

Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra


Ali H. Warsame – Lecturer at East Africa University and a Former Minister of Education in the Puntland state of Somalia. He’s also a former Presidential candidate.

Hodan Ali – Somalia Analyst.

Mohamed Mubarak – Executive Director of the Somalia Peace Forum.

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MOHAMOUTT OMAR May 14, 2022 - 11:34 PM

the fitst on of writers of the world , from somalia🇸🇴🇸🇴🇸🇴🇸🇴

Somali_Sea May 14, 2022 - 11:34 PM


Dawid B May 14, 2022 - 11:51 PM

Reading I

Acts 1:15-17, 20-26

Peter stood up in the midst of the brothers and sisters

(there was a group of about one hundred and twenty persons

in the one place).

He said, “My brothers and sisters,

the Scripture had to be fulfilled

which the Holy Spirit spoke beforehand

through the mouth of David, concerning Judas,

who was the guide for those who arrested Jesus.

Judas was numbered among us

and was allotted a share in this ministry.

For it is written in the Book of Psalms:

Let his encampment become desolate,

and may no one dwell in it.


May another take his office.

Therefore, it is necessary that one of the men

who accompanied us the whole time

the Lord Jesus came and went among us,

beginning from the baptism of John

until the day on which he was taken up from us,

become with us a witness to his resurrection.”

So they proposed two, Joseph called Barsabbas,

who was also known as Justus, and Matthias.

Then they prayed,

“You, Lord, who know the hearts of all,

show which one of these two you have chosen

to take the place in this apostolic ministry

from which Judas turned away to go to his own place.”

Then they gave lots to them, and the lot fell upon Matthias,

and he was counted with the Eleven Apostles.

Responsorial Psalm

113:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8

R. (8) The Lord will give him a seat with the leaders of his people.


R. Alleluia.

Praise, you servants of the LORD,

praise the name of the LORD.

Blessed be the name of the LORD

both now and forever.

R. The Lord will give him a seat with the leaders of his people.


R. Alleluia.

From the rising to the setting of the sun

is the name of the LORD to be praised.

High above all nations is the LORD;

above the heavens is his glory.

R. The Lord will give him a seat with the leaders of his people.


R. Alleluia.

Who is like the LORD, our God, who is enthroned on high

and looks upon the heavens and the earth below?

R. The Lord will give him a seat with the leaders of his people.


R. Alleluia.

He raises up the lowly from the dust;

from the dunghill he lifts up the poor

To seat them with princes,

with the princes of his own people.

R. The Lord will give him a seat with the leaders of his people.


R. Alleluia.


See Jn 15:16

R. Alleluia, alleluia.

I chose you from the world,

to go and bear fruit that will last, says the Lord.

R. Alleluia, alleluia.


Jn 15:9-17

Jesus said to his disciples:

“As the Father loves me, so I also love you.

Remain in my love.

If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love,

just as I have kept my Father’s commandments

and remain in his love.

“I have told you this so that my joy might be in you

and your joy might be complete.

This is my commandment: love one another as I love you.

No one has greater love than this,

to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

You are my friends if you do what I command you.

I no longer call you slaves,

because a slave does not know what his master is doing.

I have called you friends,

because I have told you everything I have heard from my Father.

It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you

and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain,

so that whatever you ask the Father in my name he may give you.

This I command you: love one another.”…

Jakob Jama May 14, 2022 - 11:58 PM

General Odawaa should take over until 1p1v is implemented

mohaa humble May 14, 2022 - 11:59 PM

I am sorry that every term in somalia is too late for elections. But insha allah this year we pray to a president who is ready in terms of knowledge and leadership, somalia needs a president who will take the country from where it is now. Bring security, order, cohesive politics and give the country a free and fair election so that the people can elect their future government.

Gasho Jaa May 15, 2022 - 12:00 AM

I want saying to david b this is a wrong place for you and your suggestion this country and it’s people have real spiritual thoughts and believe only lord on this earth so please stop lying to people

M E May 15, 2022 - 12:01 AM

This is the only anchor on Inside Story I refuse to watch. He's got creepy eyes; he grunts when guests talk; his voice is creepy; he's rude. Put him behind the camera or fire him. I thumbs down any video he is on.

Jefferson D. May 15, 2022 - 12:04 AM

Embrace Jesus Somalians ❤️

Moon Pie May 15, 2022 - 12:14 AM


Moon Pie May 15, 2022 - 12:15 AM

No endless DESTABILIZING instability obliterate etc & fakes withdrawal led f too.. via ALCIADA Shabaab proxy &, guaidio f too

Moon Pie May 15, 2022 - 12:15 AM

No Afghan 2.0 & OPIUM WARLORDS led Marches on.

Moon Pie May 15, 2022 - 12:16 AM


Moon Pie May 15, 2022 - 12:18 AM

No endless DESTABILIZING instability obliterate etc & desperate yinon plan or recolonized f too. Via forced REGIME'S change or DRONE ASSISSANTED too & forced relations with the aptheriad NAZI'S ISRAEL led too. Via pathetic blackmail sanctioned blockade etc too..

Moon Pie May 15, 2022 - 12:19 AM

No, AFGHAN 2.0 Marches on. Or the fake greater AFRICA arab to SOUTH AMERICA SPRING Marches on. Since same 80s era & beyond..

Moon Pie May 15, 2022 - 12:20 AM


Ahmed Gurey May 15, 2022 - 12:23 AM

The biggest issue is Somalis are not fully united and the international world is not united in what it wants to achieve in Somalia. There are too many external actors meddling in Somali politics, from Somalia’s neighbours to outside Africa. Some of these external forces want democracy and some want Somalia to fail and break into mini clan countries. I’m praying for my nation as it’s surround from all sides by hyena around a dead carcass. I personally believe Mr Farmaajo is the best man for the job as he was tough on foreign interference and meddling. However, I hope Somalis will work with which ever president gets elected tomorrow to save our nation.

abdulgafar muhiadin mohamed May 15, 2022 - 12:28 AM

i am proud of the progress , some of you might as what is there to be proud of but go and look how somalia was in 2009

Ahmed Gurey May 15, 2022 - 12:32 AM

On the issue of security how does the international world expect Somalia to defeat Al Shabab when it’s enduring the longest arms embargo placed on any country in the world. Remember America with all its might and equipment couldn’t defeat the Taliban. Also in Iraq which was completely overran by ISIS had no army’s embargo placed on them. Somalis can solve their own issues but for this to happen countries need to stop meddling in Somali politics and lift the arms embargo so the army and Al Shabab are not using the same AK’s against each other.

Swiftflight May 15, 2022 - 12:34 AM

Old dude is legit pro-elder not helpful at all

keynaan s May 15, 2022 - 1:00 AM

Viva hasan sheikh

Omar Hasan May 15, 2022 - 1:11 AM

Somalia needs to eliminate corruption, tribalism and terrorism in order to make progress!

ASKA NOLOSHA 1999 May 15, 2022 - 1:19 AM

The new president is going to be elect tomorrow, I think the main challenges is going to be face is security crisis and political instability in somalia because of somalia government is tackling with the security and political issues more than two decades, and I hope these challenges will continue until the people of somalia stop asking for help with the international community to bring peace and stability in somalia I know international community isn't serious about somalia problems to bring solution going forward.