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Somalia’s De jure Outweighs Ethiopia’s De facto Argument.

Ethiopia announced an MOU with the Northern breakaway region of Somaliland on January 1st of this year, promising Addis-Ababa 20 kilometers of marine land in exchange for Ethiopian recognition for Hargeisa. In Somalia and around the Horn of Africa, this has caused a popular uproar. Ever since PM Abiy dared to go, the government of Somalia and its esteemed citizens […]

Deni’s Re-Election: Balancing Villa Somalia’s Scot-Free Politics

On 8th January 2024, Said Abdullahi Deni was re-elected as the president of the Puntland State of Somalia in a fiercely contested election. In addition to criticism from Puntland, the besieged Deni also faced opposition from the federal administration in Mogadishu. Although Deni has a reputation for being a dictator in Puntland from his previous reign, his opposition to Somalia’s […]


The year 2023 has been a pivotal and transformative period for the East African Institute for Peace and Governance, marked by the designation of this remarkable chapter as our Annual Mirabilis year. As we reflect upon the achievements and milestones, it is evident that our commitment to advancing peace, governance, and socio-economic well-being in the East African region has yielded […]