Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Somalia: Robbing justice or enabling peace?

Since October, Somalia has been rocked by a struggle between Mukhtar Robow, an amnestied former top-level al-Shabab commander, and Somalia’s federal government. The crisis...

The U.S. is now negotiating with the Taliban. Would negotiations work with al-Shabab?

In his State of the Union address, President Trump announced that the United States is conducting talks with the Taliban in Afghanistan to end the...

Somaliland: How Russia Is Growing Its Strategic Influence in Africa

Much has been made about China’s role and profile in Africa and the factors underlying its activities on the continent. Less debated is the spread and...

The Saga of Mukhtar Robow and Somalia’s Fractious Politics

Much has changed for Mukhtar “Abu Mansur” Robow, a key founding member of the Somali jihadist organization al-Shabaab, over the past decade. In November 2008, al-Shabaab was sweeping...

Interpreting the U.S. Talks with the Taliban

Talks with the Taliban in the Qatari capital Doha have raised hopes that the U.S. could end its involvement in Afghanistan’s war. Our Asia...

Oromos in Somaliland: Seeking Refuge in an Unrecognized State

The self-declared state of Somaliland is much better known as a refugee-producing territory than a refugee destination. Yet in recent years the territory has...

Terrorism is a vicious cycle that guns alone won’t break

Last week’s brutal terrorist attack in Nairobi by outlawed Somalia-based group, al-Shabaab, should get us thinking seriously about a new course to take in...

Somalia government bites hand that feeds it

The Security Council ... called on (Somalia) leaders to work together to advance political and security reforms." And maybe not bite the hand that...

Is Nicholas Haysom a Victim of U.S. ‘Dual Track’ Policy on Somalia?

It was September 2010, when the then US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Johnnie Carson, revealed the Obama administration’s US foreign policy...

Somaliland: Police Reaction To Accusations Of Young Abees

I have listened to the verses narrated by Mr Abees at the event held in Maansoor Hotel in Hargiesa on Thursday 10 January 2019. ...

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Somalia Falls Into The Chinese Debt, Resources Drain Net

Fishing is one of the most highly profitable sectors across the globe and, the tuna industry alone is worth about $10 billion globally. Surveys...

Puntland Closes Somalia’s Wadajir Opposition Party Offices

The Federal Somalia State of Puntland locked up the regional offices of Somalia's Wadajir political party, Monday, on gubernatorial orders. The Governor of Nugal region...

Spectrum Says No Oil Blocks Auctioned on 7 Feb London Conference

The multi-client, seismic imaging  company, Spectrum, in a letter it addressed to the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources of the federal Government of...