CAHSS Faculty Articles

Title

Somalia Should Allow Former Al Shabaab Leader to Run for Office

Department

Department of Conflict Resolution Studies

Publication Date

10-27-2018

Publication Title

The Star [Kenyan newspaper]

Abstract

Excerpt

Elections in South West State, Somalia are scheduled on November 17. Under its constitution, Somalia is a federal republic, giving different regions of the country and their associated clans, a degree of regional autonomy. Among these, SWS has suffered the most insecurity, violence, displacement and destitution since the collapse of the Siad Barre regime in 1990 – this in spite of its being the breadbasket of Somalia.

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