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Abdikarem Maruf is a program manager at Minbar Initiative. His work is focused on youth participation and development. He participated in a number of international programs including YALI with a focus on youth in state-building.
René Brosius is currently a PhD student in Law at the University of Bayreuth. He first studied Modern and Contemporary History, Sociology and Political Science at the Humboldt University to Berlin and later changed to Law at the same university. He passed his 1st and 2nd state examinations in Berlin. While still a student, he worked in the German Bundestag as a research assistant at the interface between politics and administration. During this time, he specialised in the areas of special administrative Law and European Law. After his studies, he joined the judicial service of the State of Hessen in 2009. Since February 2020, he has been working in the Hessian State Chancellery. In his doctoral thesis, he examines the question of the transferability of state structure principles of the German Basic Law to Somalia.
Yusuf Abdirahman is Graduate student and Data analyst
Diplomat, Former Political advisor of The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Somalia in Türkiye. Writes in Somalia, researcher in international relations and Security focusing on somalia foreign policy.
Why Did Turkey Sign a Defense Agreement with Somalia?

Why Did Turkey Sign a Defense Agreement with Somalia?

Turkey has a multi-dimensional presence throughout the Horn of Africa and repeatedly emphasizes the paramount importance of regional peace.

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Somalia’s unregulated charcoal industry possess a serious environmental threat

Somalia’s unregulated charcoal industry possess a serious environmental threat

Recently, disturbing images of trucks loaded with chopped trees for the charcoal business have sparked public outrage. The circulated images, capturing the transportation of felled trees, only scratch the surface

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Ethiopia’s dangerous game in East Africa could spark conflict

Ethiopia’s dangerous game in East Africa could spark conflict

A recent Ethiopian agreement with breakaway Somaliland is in breach of Somali sovereignty and threatens to destabilise the whole region.

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