Monday, December 11, 2017

Imperial ambitions have pushed Europe to its limits

Ukraine crisis tests credibility of implied promises of political, economic and military support. ©Dreamstime A few years ago, I heard an after-dinner speech from a European...

SOMALILAND: What is Change?

By Lawyer Mohamed-Nasir M Dhoore Today, I looked up the word “change” to literally express the true meaning of this word excessively being used many...

Egypt is Meddling in Ethiopia’s Backyard – Somaliland

A series of pleas received little interest in Somalia, Somaliland, highlighting the reduced influence of the Nile state Ethiopia has had a besieged mind-set over...

Somalia: UN Monitoring Group Cautions Against Manipulations of 2016 Somalia Election

Elections in regular intervals for accountability and opportunity of change of poorly performing political leaders are one of the fundamental pillars of democratic governance....

President Siilaanyo Treads on Shores Others Dared not

The greatest results in life are usually attained by simple means and the exercise of ordinary qualities. These may for the most part be...

Rethinking journalism: Perspectives of roles, relevance

Notions of life and death hold a prominent place in our metaphorical repertoires.As oppositional pairs go, there are few more stark and palpable, and...

SOMALILAND: REGULATORY GAPS IN MOBILE BANKING PLATFORMS

Somaliland is one of the leading markets in mobile banking platforms in Africa. It has been acknowledged by renowned individuals such as Bill Gates...

Is America Still Safe for Democracy?

The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States—a man who has praised dictators, encouraged violence among supporters, threatened to jail his...

Somaliland: Time to Make Choice between East and West

There is no permanent friendship in the world but there is always permanent interest, and that is what Somaliland people and its government need...

“Int’l NGOs, Western donor agencies have a very simplistic definition of democracy, lose track...

“All too often, reports by international NGOs and Western donor agencies have a very simplistic definition of democracy and lose track of the bigger...

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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...

South Yemen Will Regain Independence If It Follows These Six Steps

Independence is once again attainable for South Yemen so long as prospective peace talks result in a coalition-enforced “buffer zone” with North Yemen and...