Monday, December 11, 2017

Galkayo and Somalia’s Dangerous Faultlines

Clashes between clan militias in Somalia’s historically divided city of Galkayo that broke out on 22 November have killed at least 40 people, injured...

Somalia: In Somalia’s ‘City of Danger,’ Hope Takes Shape of Nighttime Soccer Game

For the first time in more than 30 years, thousands of residents and fans watched a nighttime soccer match in Mogadishu, often described as...

Somalia Government using mercenaries against Somaliland

As the weak “federal entity” in Somalia tries to manipulate the international community and at same time try to undermine Somaliland, by using hired...

Ethiopia: Exporting Electricity – Exemplary Move to Socio-Economic Development

Exporting electricity, for Ethiopia, is surely becoming a profitable business and helps to establish itself as a major power hub in Africa. Since 2014,...

The Rise of Neoliberal Culture and the Making of an Indecent State and Society

Maybe it was in the 1990s and the chaos of Somalia when the notion of “failed-states” made its way into the headlines. Somalia’s public...

Somaliland Democratization: A panacea or a blind alley?

What works in Europe and America cannot work in Somaliland whose creation as a state in 1991 was characterized by pastoral democracy based on...

Somaliland: Fringe ‘Media’ Defends Tribal, Personal Interest

If the percentage of fringe, militant media practitioners was small, it would have been negligible, insignificant and not noteworthy at all. It is not...

In Somaliland, Political Parties or Clan Parties?

Does Somaliland have political parties or clan parties? Honestly, it doesn’t have political parties. But it has clan parties. Let’s not kid ourselves. Every...

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”...

Discover Somaliland – discover peace

Not until I spent two weeks in the country, I must confess I was unsure of the true nature of Somaliland; I still had...

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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...

Fall of the Venezuelan bolivar, Somaliland Shilling and 5 other currencies worth just as...

The common factor among these currencies is that they usually belong to countries that have been sanctioned by the United States. The fall of Venezuela’s...