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Faisal Ali

Faisal Ali

Faisal Ali is an Istanbul based multimedia journalist. He writes about East African politics. Follow him on Twitter: @fromadic92

Analysis: As the US's grip over countries in the Horn of Africa slips, alternative partners have stepped up. China is one of the countries that has moved in quickly to plug the gaps.

28 March, 2022

Analysis: Turkey is positioning itself as an alternative ally to China, Russia, and former colonial Western powers on the continent. With many African countries also seeking out new partners, it seems their interests have converged.

28 October, 2021

In-depth: After an agreement with the Italian government, Somalia's state radio station will resume Italian broadcasts. But a lot of Somalis are unimpressed by the decision to reintroduce the language of its former colonial power on national radio.

13 October, 2021

In-depth: As the Nile dam dispute between Egypt and Ethiopia heats up, religious leaders in both countries are weighing in. Whilst this development risks increasing tensions, it also presents opportunities for dialogue.

06 July, 2021

Analysis: After tensions in Mogadishu spilled over into violence, Somalia's political players want to give the prime minister the benefit of the doubt, but he faces multiple challenges.

04 May, 2021

Analysis: International pressure is growing on Somalia's leaders to hold elections but talks to end the political impasse have repeatedly collapsed.

08 April, 2021

Analysis: In the last decade, Turkey has moved from being a peripheral country with little presence in the Horn of Africa to one of the region's most indispensable partners.

24 March, 2021