Friday, December 14, 2018

Somalia: Why Al-Shabaab Kills – The Role of the United States and its Ethiopian...

The whole world knows of the horrors inflicted on Kenyan civilians by Somalia’s Al-Shabaab. But, the “corporate media tells Americans little if anything about...

Misleading Puntland and holding Somalia hostage: The hypocrisy of Abdiweli Gaas

In February 2106, I published a short article titled “Puntland is experiencing a crisis of leadership, not an electoral dispute with the Federal Government”...

What $50m could do for Somalia?

According to Martin Plaut, the former BBC Africa editor, anti-Al-Shabaab operations by 15,000 African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) troops cost $50m each month....

What if Uganda and Kenya pulled out of Somalia?

We still remember that the whole world was gripped by the terrible massacre of 150 students of Garissa University College in northern Kenya on...

Avowed anti-Somalilander reveals his Somaliland, Somalia minions on Facebook

An avowed, ex-warlord assistant of Mogadishu, who, of late, has become very notorious as the head of a ring of Somali blackmailers masquerading as...

Somalia: The Graveyard of the “New Deal” for Statebuilding

Somalia has become the graveyard of the internationally acclaimed “New Deal” under the “Busan Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation” for the “Engagement in Fragile...

Somaliland:The Demise of Paradise Ministries!!!

Looking back at the recent days, what is salient is how president Silanyo ends the game of unforgotten ministers. Mr. President, you took a decision...

Somalia: A choice between a clan Fiefdom and Caliphate

Consultations for 2016 elections in Somalia have taken place in Baidoa,  Adaado, Garowe and Kismayo. The outcome of discussions  reflects highest political polarisation along...

Somaliland: An Indivisible ‘One’, An Irreversible Republic

People all over the world are segmented according to characteristics, loyalties and affiliations that separate one segment or group from the other.  These could...

Uganda: What Do Somalia Sheep, Goats and Ugandan Doctors Have in Common? You’ll Be...

This is a story about a Ugandan doctor. He has discovered some very exciting things about Ebola that I don't understand, but clever people who...

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Maka-al-Mukarrama Avenue: The Mogadishu street Al-Shabaab loves bombing

Maka-al-Mukarrama Avenue easily passes for the stretch in Mogadishu that has absorbed the most violence unleashed by the Al-Shabaab jihadists in the past decade. On...

President Kenyatta reiterates pledge on housing, healthcare, food security, manufacture

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday outlined the progress made so far in his Big Four agenda for economic growth, which he unveiled a year...

Somaliland: The Little Country That Could

Somaliland was an independent state for five days in 1960 before it merged with the former Italian Somalia. Since the Somali Democratic Republic became...