Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Another look at a seemingly intractable problem that is Somalia

Late last week, a High-Level Meeting on Somalia, co-chaired by Ethiopia, Italy, Somalia, and the United Kingdom (UK), was held in New York. The...

The rise of Qatar-controlled Islamist government in Somalia

Not long ago, stability and security in Somalia seemed possible. However, the Somali Government growing ties with Qatar, a country many consider as a...

Sino-Somali Cooperation Enters a New Phase

Somalia is unlikely to benefit from the China's Africa initiative, argues Liban Ahmad Sino-Somali cooperation dates back to the 1960s, when  Somalia was in its...

Can Russia and China trust each other?

Military manoeuvres come as tensions between West and Russia intensify to highest level since the days of Soviet Union. With a firm handshake, the presidents...

Somaliland: Deadlocked foreign policy. Is there a way out?

In May 2018, Somaliland celebrated its 27th anniversary since its secession from Somalia with its fifth president elected in November 2017. In this period, Somaliland has...

Contrasting peace-building mechanisms of Somaliland and Somalia – LSE Academic Paper

Mohamed Farah Hirsi, Director of Somaliland's Academy for Peace and Development (APD), contrasts peace-building mechanisms, approaches, and procedures for conflict mitigation and reconciliation in...

Why Somalia cannot unite with Kenya

I was intrigued by the title of an article written by a certain Karanja Kabage, a Kenyan, who is an Advocate of the High Court...

Middle East proxy war ratchets up Somalia-Somaliland tensions

Shortly after U.N., IGAD, and U.K. defused a potential armed conflict between Somaliland and Puntland in Sool province of Somaliland, Puntland vows to reignite...

Mark Zuckerberg: Protecting democracy is an arms race. Here’s how Facebook can help.

YWhen you build services that connect billions of people across countries and cultures, you’re going to see all of the good that humanity can...

Where Immigrants Go, Economic Growth Follows

Wharton's Exequiel Hernandez discusses his new policy brief about the economic impact of immigration. In America’s heated debate over immigration, there’s plenty of divisive rhetoric...

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Somaliland: Are the UAE, DP World going back on Berbera development Abiy’s lead?

DP World downsizes in Berbera: In developing Somaliland's port, the Emirati operator is having to contend with the new political configurations in the Horn. Despite the...