Thursday, June 21, 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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Eritrea welcomes Ethiopia PM’s olive branch, raising hopes of breakthrough

Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki raised hopes of a breakthrough in one of Africa’s most intractable conflicts on Wednesday by describing recent peace overtures from...

Sharp rise in number of Islamist militant attacks in Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa suffers under a sharp rise in the number of Islamist militant attacks. In its report Changing Patterns in Terrorism and the Threat...

Somalia Moves to Block Somaliland Special Arrangement with International Partners

Heedless of the fact that the Republic of Somaliland is not a federal state under Mogadishu's jurisdiction, Somalia wrote to international partners objecting their...