Somalia-Elections 2020-2021 POSITION PAPER

The inescapable conclusion is that credible, peaceful, free and fair “One Person, One Vote” and Multiparty Election in Somalia, in its current form, is not only impractical, but it can unquestionably prompt violence and inflame tensions as the country is not fundamentally prepared for such a historical event. However, we must reconcile the absence of ‘One […]

The Will of the People Elections in Democracies

The Will of the People Elections in Democracies The Legacy Center for Peace and Transparency held a meeting to discuss Somalia’s 2017 post-election analysis with the visitors from different nations through the United States Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program. The Center shared its work and how it strengthens participatory research practices across all sectors in Somalia […]

Read the UN Security Council Report on Somalia

The relationship between the Federal Government of Somalia and the federal member states showed some signs of improvement following meetings held in Garoowe on the margins of the inauguration ceremony of the new President of Puntland, Said Abdullahi Mohamed Deni, on 26 January 2019. That was the first meeting between leaders of the Federal Government […]

Legacy Center’s Post Farmajo Election Analysis

Legacy Center’s Report following Somali’s 2017 election. The purpose of this report is to provide a short summary of the political situation in Somalia, particularly given the recent elections in 2016 and 2017. The report is based on knowledge gathered by LCPT through news articles and personal conversations with people in Somalia.The report begins by […]


Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration (DDR) activities are crucial components of both the initial stabilization of warn-torn societies as well as their long-term development.DDR must be integrated into the entire peace process from the peace negotiations through peacekeeping and follow-on peace building activities. Disarmament is the collection, documentation, control and disposal of small arms, ammunition, explosives and light […]


Efforts from the international community and the Somali public have been endless to ensure an election occurs before the end of the year 2016 in Somalia. That process has taken one step forward and two steps backward for quite some time. Finally, elections for the lower house have begun while the upper house was formality […]


The Legacy Center for Peace and Transparency announces its research report on corruption and its effects in Somalia 2016.  The report provides evidence that while political instability causes corruption in Somalia, corruption also causes/aids continuing political instability and creates obstacles to lasting peace in Somalia.  The report further reflects on possible actions to reduce corruption, with […]

The Unique Election-Somalia 2016!

Somalia is still emerging from decades of civil war and continues to be ravaged by an Islamist insurgency led by the Al-Qaeda affiliated militant group Al-Shabab. But despite such challenges, the country’s leadership seems to stick to an internationally-backed timetable to hold elections later this year [2016], since the current government’s mandate expires in August. Members of […]


Legacy Center for Peace and Transparency (LCPT) is a research and empowerment center whose mission is to promote peace, good governance, democracy and sustainable development. LCPT was established in Minnesota, United States with core operations in Somalia but with foot print in the North Eastern Kenya region. Our aim is to provide capacity building and […]


On Saturday March 5, 2016, the Legacy Center for Peace and Transparency held a conference to unveil its research report on corruption and its effects in Somalia.  The conference was held at Metropolitan State University campus in St. Paul, MN. Attendants included the elected Minnesota state auditor Honorable Rebecca Otto, author and the executive director of Institute for Horn […]