Faarah Adan

Freelance Journalist


A Freelance journalist and media consultant in Mogadishu, Somalia

Mogadishu truck bomb: A survivor's story

As Egypt comes to terms with one of its largest terror attacks in recent times, sadly the region in general is all too familiar. Faarah Adan, a freelance journalist based in the UK and US, was visiting his home city of Mogadishu when he was caught up Somalia's worst terror attack to date.

International Policy Digest
Somalia's Bleak Future

Tobin Jones MOGADISHU - When inaugurated in February 2017, Somalia's president, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, commonly known as Farmajo, meaning 'cheese,' took an oath to stabilize the war-ravaged country and end the decades-old conflict.

International Policy Digest
For AMISOM, Somali Women are Spoils of War

Stuart Price "You must be gentle with her, Faarah, she is still deeply traumatized," said Mama Aisha as we approached the rusty green gate of a decrepit building in Mogadishu's old Hamarweyne district. It was past 5 p.m. and the setting sun's crepuscular rays, streaming through the gaps in the clouds, converged upon the war-ravaged city, giving it a golden hue.