Contact information:

Email: Warsame101[at] gmail.com

Twitter: @DrMIShire

Welcome! I am a senior lecturer in Security and Risk in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Portsmouth. I hold a PhD from Loughborough University. My research agenda takes a broad interdisciplinary approach to terrorism and political violence in Africa and crosscuts aspects of criminology, political science, peace and conflict studies, and computer science.

My work is published or forthcoming in various academic journals, including Terrorism and Political Violence, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, Journal of Eastern African Studies, and Small Wars & Insurgencies.

Beyond academia, I manage Somali Faces, an award-winning storytelling organisation that raises awareness for social justice in Somalia. I also serve on the DEMAC’s Strategic Advisory Board and the Anglo-Somali Society.

Finally, I shoot travel documentaries that depict the authentic side of regions and cultures in Africa. You can watch my first episode here: Djibouti.

Breaking News: President Biden approved a plan to redeploy hundreds of ground forces into Somalia, reviving an open-ended U.S. counterterrorism operation. The move largely reverses Donald Trump's decision to withdraw most troops from the country.

The final tally is in:

•Hassan Sheikh Mohamud 214 Votes
•Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo Votes 110

Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has officially won the election to be the president of the Federal Republic of Somalia again after a 6 year interval!

#SomaliaElection2022 feels like a flipped version of #SomaliaElection2017

Final round is Hassan Sheikh vs Farmajo.

In 2017, Hassan and Farmajo were supposed to compete in final round but Hassan conceded defeat as Farmajo outnumbered him 2:1. Numbers are close in this election.

The case of 'embittered prime minister' in #SomaliaElections2022?

PM Sharmake was 'unfairly' dismissed in 1964. Sharmake became president in 1967.

PM Farmajo was 'forced' to resign in 2011. Farmajo became president in 2017.

PM Khayre was 'unfairly' dismissed in 2020. Khayre?

#UPDATE: Four top candidates in the first round of the election,
progressed to second round of the Presidential election.

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