Thursday, July 27, 2017

Analysis: 5 reasons USA may lift sanctions on Sudan

The Trump Administration has two weeks remaining before a July 12th deadline for a decision on whether to permanently lift economic sanctions on Sudan. One...

AlJazeera wrote in 2009: Is “Somaliland” an Arab affair?

In November 2009, Hamdi Abd el Rahman, African affairs analyst, wonders in the following Google-translated article, posted on Al Jazeera.net, the absence of a common view...

Overlooked and underappreciated: Can Somaliland become a major investment destination?

Somaliland is a breakaway nation on the Horn of Africa, officially part of Somalia and never recognised by any other state it has been...

International Recognition for Somaliland Will Boost Prosperity in the Horn of Africa

26 years on, Somaliland's Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation reiterates the case for independence. In recent weeks, East Africa has made headline news...

Unscrupulous ‘Horusocod’ MPs Should not Waylay President Farmaajo

After failing to galvanise other Members of Parliament in Mogadishu, a group of MPs calling themselves Horusocod ( Progressives) have now settled on a plan B: to...

London Predatory Carnival On Somalia

I cannot think of any Somali national issue that was debated in the public domain as vigorously, and as intelligently, as the London Conference...

The Waiting Game of the Somaliland Hyena

It is very imperative for every Somalilander to realize that our politicians are playing a game with the future of every Somaliland citizen. Today...

Somaliland Development Fund (SDF) Malpractice and Embezzlement

Somaliland Development Fund (SDF) is funded European countries including; Embassy of Denmark, DANIDA, Norwegian Embassy, Kingdom of Netherland, UKAid, DFiD and other funding agencies. Management...

Is the London Somalia Conference 2017 another imperialist deja vu?

Somalis see no reason to trust this week’s conference in London after similar initiatives in the past did little to address the core issues In...

Ethiopia: Exporting Electricity – Exemplary Move to Socio-Economic Development

Exporting electricity, for Ethiopia, is surely becoming a profitable business and helps to establish itself as a major power hub in Africa. Since 2014,...

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In drought-stricken Somaliland, age-old challenges meet WhatsApp

July 27, 2017 Ununley, Somaliland—The drought was coming again, and everyone knew it – the latest manifestation of an ancient, recurring problem that has...

End of the Book Fair ? Not Really

Today is the last day of the Book Fair. I can already see tears on cheeks, sorrow on some faces and excitement at the...

Turkey’s Forward-Basing Posture in places like Somalia

EDAM's latest analysis covers Ankara's military basing strategy beyond its borders, that currently consists of military bases in Northern Cyprus, Qatar and Somalia, as well...