Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Other Side of the Spectrum: Is Somaliland ‘Independence’ Reality or Rhetoric?

In early May 2019, Somaliland’s ministers for information and transport called for press briefings on separate occasions and each one of them made similar...

US, EU, and UN abandoned joint support to democratic governance in Somalia

The US-led International Community (IC) played an influential role for the adoption of 2012 democratic Provisional Federal Constitution that established the Federal Republic State...

Somaliland Should Not Let Wadani Hold Elections Hostage to Frivolous Demands

After a long absence from the political scene, the Madasha group held a press briefing under a shaded tree somewhere in Hargeisa. During the...

Is There Really a Functioning, Credible State Called Somalia?

As any other country, the Federal Parliament of Somalia is the most important institution of the government for representing the people, making laws, preparing...

Somaliland: Keep Armed Forces Away From Politics

Somaliland Armed Forces, whether they are military, police or prison force, are self-less servants for the country and for the people and are solely...

Is Saudi Arabia Using Holy Sites for Political Scores?

Saudi Arabia is holding three conferences in Mecca at the end of May. King Salman will chair the ordinary 14th meeting of the Organisation...

Terrorising the victims of terror in Somalia

Somalis are victims of domestic terrorism, and the international community is compounding their misery by undermining their livelihoods as part of their own so-called...

This is how easily the U.S. and Iran could blunder into war

As tensions mount between the United States and Iran, American and Iranian leaders publicly insist they want to avoid war. Yet history is littered...

Somaliland: When Moral Values Beat Material Interest

Back in 2013, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) hired me from Baltimore, Maryland, USA and posted me to Hargeisa to help the Somaliland...

Kenya’s Arrogance, Fallacies Against Somalia, Somalis Need be Immediately Challenged

Kenya’s arrogance on Somalia must be confronted Kenya recently accused Somalia of deliberately misleading the world as it alleged Somalia to have auctioned oil and...

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Somaliland Politicians Call For Massive Demonstrations Against The Saudi Kingdom, Switch to Iran, Qatar

Two Somaliland politicians, both of them top ex-leaders of the national armed movement which brought down the brutal military regime of General Siad Barre...

Viral FaceApp challenge ‘forbidden’, Muslim scholar says

An Islamic scholar has condemned a social media trend that has swept the Middle East and much of the world, arguing it goes against...

Somalia: Al Shabaab Picks Up Operations, Visibility

Determined to re-emerge as the only credible force to reckon with in business, in social activities and in security, the Al-Qaeda affiliated Somalia-based Al-Shabaab...