Tuesday, December 12, 2017

GEORGE MKHWANAZI: Why Zimbabwe should be split into two states

'Matabeleland is bigger than Sierra Leone, Liberia, Malawi, Lesotho, Swaziland, Togo, Guinea Bissau, Rwanda, Burundi, Eritrea and Djibouti, all found in Africa' This is the prologue...

What is the solution for failed state in South Sudan?

In the international legal prism, precisely under the declaratory theory, a state is an independent, political, and socio-economic entity, with a definite boundary, a...

To succeed, secession bids require recognition

Weeks on from their independence referendums, both the Catalans and Kurds are undoubtedly on the back foot. Neither leadership has yet declared independence, and...

Overcoming distrust is hard – Ask the people of Somalia

Ali Mazrui looked at Somalia as a conundrum, a mystery and a peculiar but understandable phenomenon. In Africa, the failure of states has been usually...

HOW WILL HISTORY REMEMBER PRESIDENT SILAANYO AND HIS LEGACY?

President Ahmed Mohamed Silaanyo Leaves office On December 13, 2017, after seven years and his presidency will become part of Somaliland history. How will you...

“Ethnic clashes” in Ethiopia: setting the record straight

First, there are the undisputed events. Then there are the media reactions, and these – apart from a few rare exceptions, among them some...

Farmaajo & the Gloomy Political Cloud Over Somalia

Being boring is one personality trait president Mohamed A. Farmaajo has in common with our first president, Aden A. Osman. Like Aden, Farmaajo is...

10 Ways In Which Drones Are Positively Impacting Industries Across Africa

There are a number of ways in which drone technology is positively impacting industries in Africa, with numerous sectors benefiting from the advantages that...

Should We Treat Domestic Terrorists the Way We Treat ISIS?

What Works—and What Doesn't The mass shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday night has again raised fears about terrorism. There’s much we don’t yet know....

AMISOM Human Rights Abuses are Out of Control in Somalia: Failure of Leadership?

Following the Somali Diaspora community campaign a head of the London Somali conference in May 2017 to constructively demand for more accountability against AMISOM...

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Somaliland, the lessons of a ghost country

The former British protectorate (Somaliland), self-proclaimed independence of Somalia in 1991, has not been recognized by any state but tries to consolidate the exercise...

Pentagon foresees at least two more years of combat in Somalia

Amid its escalating campaign of drone strikes in Somalia, the Pentagon has presented the White House with an operational plan that envisions at least...

Humanitarian data breaches: the real scandal is our collective inaction

Why it’s time for an independent investigatory body CAMBRIDGE, 8 December 2017: The news that a platform used by at least 11 major operational NGOs and...