Friday, June 22, 2018

Geopolitical Change, a Rising Hegemon, and Berbera Port Deal

Berbera Port deal has been groundbreaking; at the stroke of a pen, Somaliland took a massive step towards international recognition and permanent separation from...

BBC Somalia Service Openly Wages Propaganda War Against Somaliland Compromising Ethical Reporting

Established in 1957 by the British to speak to the Somali-speaking region in the Horn of Africa, the BBC Somali Service was one of...

Keating or Cheating: The Political Bias of UNSOM

The de-escalation of tensions and increase of peaceful political dialogue is the fundamental principle of the United Nations’ mandate for international security. If that...

Somaliland: An Open letter to the United Nations, the Leaders of the Free World...

Let me start with the fact that Somaliland territory is inviolable, never to be broken, infringed, or dishonored, inalienable, absolute, untouchable, unalterable, unchallengeable, unbreakable,...

Keeping the AU relevant to Africa’s citizens

As Africa Day is celebrated, debates abound about how to make the African Union more efficient. Africa Day is celebrated across the continent with cultural...

A TALE OF TWO NIGHTS A JOURNAL OF SOMALI CIVIL WAR: JANUARY 4, 1991...

A Tale of Two Nights is an excerpt from an upcoming book, titled ‘The Somali Clan War’, written by Yusuf Haid, a former head...

How I fell in love with Somalis in the United States, forget the news

What do you know about Somalia? Have you heard of the famine-stricken country that the news media likes to parade out on network television...

Somaliland Must Be Free

The U.S. wastes blood and treasure propping up Somalia while denying its neighbor's sovereign aspirations. Why? In 1991, following the collapse of the authoritarian Somali...

Somalia’s Continuing Crisis Worsens with UAE Dispute

The recent statement from the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) that American forces had carried out an airstrike destroying an al-Shabaab truck bomb near Jana Cadalle...

Before Jawari, Speaker Ahmed Sheikh Mohamed Absiye faced motion of no-confidence in 1966

The legal and political quandary surrounding the pending motion against the Speaker of the Lower Chamber of the Somali Federal Parliament, Mohamed Sheikh Jawari,...

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INVESTORS ARE HELPING PUT SOMALILAND ON THE MAP

A disputed part of a war-torn nation is holding out promise for the Horn of Africa. Hong Kong–based American business developer Robby Zirkelbach has set...

Al-Shabab Militant Group Getting Lucky, Not Stronger in Somalia

Somalia’s most dangerous terror group is likely not getting any stronger despite a series of deadly attacks, including one that claimed the life of...

Special Arrangement with Somaliland A Symbol of Depoliticized Aid Relations – Partners Tell Mogadishu

International partners supporting Somalia and Somaliland on a number of reconstruction, security, and governance programmes in Somalia, and on development and democratization processes, among...