Saturday, December 15, 2018

The price of rule by ignorance: Lies to fix lies to fix ‘the unfixable’

There is nothing new about “mis-defining” global events, global conflicts and sociological trends. If there is one gift from Donald Trump, it’s his tendency...

Somaliland is colorblind to shifting political kaleidoscope in region

Since the collapse of the Somali central government for nearly three decades ago, the aftermath history would simply hopscotch us through a gloomy era...

Abiy’s nationalism outmaneuvers tribalist Jawar Mohammed’s old Qerro

The Oromo people had legitimate political and historical grievances. Sadly, they were unable to organize a political party that could articulated their grievances and...

ISRAEL AND SOMALILAND – LONG-LOST BROTHERS?

Israel and Somaliland have much in common. Israel faces many adversaries that don’t recognize it or its right to self-determination; Somaliland is also unrecognized as...

Ethiopia: National security, leadership, and PM Abiy’s ‘fawning’ behavior

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed continues to irritate me with his obsequious behavior toward President Issayas Afeworki, and now his fawning over President Mohamed Abdullahi...

Is Constitutional Reform Long Overdue in Somaliland?

Constitutional reform can help fulfil twin goals of ending political under-representation and cracking down on instability in Somaliland, writes Liban Ahmad. The Fifth Somaliland President,...

Ethiopia: Abiy Ahmed – a Man of Dual Personalities

The reformist Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed has a strong military and security personality. He joined the army as a teenager in early 1990s,...

Somalia PM Hassan Khaire: Portrait of a con artist – Opinion

A narcissist who always demanded a praise from his underlings. Failure to do so meant midnight sacking letters for an unspecified corruption. A few months ago...

The Vanishing Nuclear Taboo? How Disarmament Fell Apart

On April 5, 2009, U.S. President Barack Obama stood before a massive crowd in Prague and gave a soaring speech announcing his commitment to...

Al-Qaeda thrives despite international fight against it. Why?

Al-Qaeda’s most potent weapon is an idea that we’ve been unable to defeat, writes Ali Soufan, the author of Anatomy of Terror: From the...

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Somalia: Parliament NSC accuses AMISOM of inciting violence, endangering ‘fragile peace’

The National Salvation Caucus (NSC) of the Somalia Federal Parliament accused AMISOM of not only compromising impartiality but by actively inciting violence which endangered...

Could China squeeze the U.S. out of Djibouti – its only permanent military base...

When unveiling the Trump administration’s new Africa policy on Thursday, national security adviser John Bolton made a point to speak about a single container...

Somalia: Use of lethal force to quell protests in Baidoa unjustifiable – AI

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL - Following news that Somali security forces in Baidoa opened fire this morning on protestors, killing a parliamentarian, Abdishakur Yaqub Ibrahim as...