Sunday, August 19, 2018

Hargeisa International Book Fair: A Growing Nation of Books and Literature

The Hargeisa International Book Fair kicked off on the 21st July 2018 as it remarks its eleventh year of book fair, theme of the year...

Will Brexit Bring Down Theresa May’s Government?

The Chequers Plan and Its Discontents Brexit was always going to involve a tricky tradeoff between satisfying the political pressures at home to reduce immigration...

Prominent patient who invited me to the once charming Somalia

The back cover of my autobiography, titled ‘Nothing but the Truth’ published by East African Educational Publisher in 2002 aptly recites the psalm of...

TEL AVIV DIARY: TRUMP, NETANYAHU, ORBAN AND MORAWIECKI HAVE ONE THING IN COMMON —...

At 5:30 a.m. this morning, Rabbi Dov Hayun of Haifa’s Conservative Moriah Congregation was awakened by police knocking at his door, coming to detain him. What...

Sending aid to Somaliland through the biggest thief in Africa: Somalia

In the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), Somalia always wins the annual prize–the most corrupted regime in the world. Defrauding the government and embezzling aid...

Analysis: Trump Shreds All Norms of How a President Acts Abroad

President Trump made one thing clear after his meeting with President Vladimir V. Putin on Monday: He is willing to take Mr. Putin’s word...

Against tremendous odds, Abdi Nor Iftin made it from war-ravaged Somalia to America

Now a Maine resident, he tells his harrowing tale in his new memoir. “Call Me American” tells of a Somali boy, the son of nomadic...

Somalia under Farmaajo: Fresh start or another false dawn?

A re-run of a paper published by Life & Peace on 3 March 2017 and written by Najum Mushtaq, a political analyst focusing on the Horn of...

Somalia: Foreign accountability cannot be a remedy for lack of domestic accountability

After the unprecedented ouster of former parliament Speaker by President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo and Prime Minister Hassan Kheire in last April, the Federal Parliament...

Ethiopia: Ethnic Hostilities Test Abiy Ahmed’s Resolve and Vision

The recent reports that Amhara regional state leaders and people have "rejected the federal system" must be a wake-up call for Ethiopians. The response...

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Torpedoing Africa, and then complaining about ‘migration’

European countries are still shaping the lives of millions of Africans, determining both their present and future. Out of the 67 coups in 26 African...

Zakia Hussein: Somalia’s First General and Deputy Police Commander

Somali President Abdullahi ‘Farmajo’ Mohamed, has appointed Zakia Hussein to the position of general and deputy chief of the Somali Police Force. Zakia becomes the first...

Chief Guterres Says UN Budget Is In Deficit, Warns of Consequences

Letter sent to member states by António Guterres reveals $139m deficit in core budget António Guterres, the UN secretary general, has warned that the organisation...