Fellesrådet for Afrika Meny
apr 14

Numerous challenges in Somalia - a country in democratic crisis?

14. april, kl. 18:00-19:30
Fellesrådet for Afrika
https://zoom.us/j/96549721007
Facebook event

Farmaajo’s term as President in Somalia ended in Februrary this year and after several attempts of holding the delayed presidential election, the country still has no legitimate head of state. The delay of the election, combined with the dispute between the allied opposition group and the federal government illustrates a democratic challenge for Somalia. Al-Shabaab’s increasing presence the recent years is also adding to the democratic crisis. Moreover, the regional conflict levels are also increasing with the maritime dispute between Kenya and Somalia, while the country seems to turn to a new alliance with Ethiopia and Eritrea.

What implications will the delayed presidential election have – both nationally and regionally? Considering the diverging interests of the involved actors, will Somalia be able to hold a free and fair presidential election in line with democratic standards? Could we see increased tension between the federal government and regional stakeholders? Is the geopolitical tension over Somalia a sign of future developments regarding alliances? And how can Somalia, 30 years after the civil war broke out, move on from its reputation as a ”failed state”?

In the panel:

- Faisal Roble, analyst of Somali politics, history and society. Roble is a founding member of the popular Somali website wardheernews and a contributing editor for the academic journal The Horn of Africa Journal.

- Stig Jarle Hansen, professor at NMBU who works mainly with religion and politics (including religious terror ) and political theory. Hansen is a world expert on Islamism in the Horn of Africa and the Shabaab Group.

- Adam Aw Hirsi, public policy expert on justice, terrorism, stabilization and conflict resolution issues in Somalia and the larger Horn of Africa region. Held several high profile positions in the Somali Government.

- Dr. Abdi Ali Hassan, member of the Federal Parliament of the Somali Republic. He is also a chairperson of the Eastern Africa Parliamentary Alliances for Food Security and Nutrition (EAPA FSN) and a professor of economics at the Somali National University.

The moderator will be Dr. Hodan Osman Abdi. Dr. Abdi is a university lecturer and associate research fellow at the Institute of African Studies at Zhejiang Normal University.

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