Sunday, August 19, 2018

The Somaliland-Somalia Talks: Crossroads or a Dead-end?

Somaliland’s Government perceives it as an opportunity to gain recognition; Somalia’s Federal Government, on the other hand, envisages recognition as a process of tearing...

SOMALIA: A WAR-TORN, POVERTY-STRICKEN COUNTRY WITH NO ENFORCEABLE LEGAL FRAMEWORK

Where there is poverty, there are all sorts of problems. With poverty, instability comes. With poverty, alienation of basic human rights comes. When the...

Somalia’s Continuing Crisis Worsens with UAE Dispute

The recent statement from the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) that American forces had carried out an airstrike destroying an al-Shabaab truck bomb near Jana Cadalle...

Awdal Region is a Bastion of Peace and Development in the Country

The people of Awdal region of Somaliland has since 1991 carefully built up a reputation within Somaliland as the home of peace, education, and...

International Recognition for Somaliland Will Boost Prosperity in the Horn of Africa

26 years on, Somaliland's Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation reiterates the case for independence. In recent weeks, East Africa has made headline news...

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: Holes in the Kindlesphere

Many politicians in my acquaintance are fond of demonstrating their prowess with new technology. They and their researchers take great delight in deploying gizmos...

Mediterranean Sea and Frontex: a deadly war against the weakest

In the aftermath of the Lampedusa tragedy of October 2013, more than 360 lifeless bodies were rescued from the waves in what was then...

Somaliland Diaspora: Predatory Political Parasites

“In Africa,” says Professor Patrick Lumumba, “the shortest root to ill-gotten wealth is political leadership.” I couldn’t agree more. “If you want to get...

President Obama Is Backing The Wrong Partners In Somalia

Two years ago, President Obama cited “impressive security and political gains inSomalia” to support his decision to grant diplomatic recognition for the fragile government...

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Torpedoing Africa, and then complaining about ‘migration’

European countries are still shaping the lives of millions of Africans, determining both their present and future. Out of the 67 coups in 26 African...

Zakia Hussein: Somalia’s First General and Deputy Police Commander

Somali President Abdullahi ‘Farmajo’ Mohamed, has appointed Zakia Hussein to the position of general and deputy chief of the Somali Police Force. Zakia becomes the first...

Chief Guterres Says UN Budget Is In Deficit, Warns of Consequences

Letter sent to member states by António Guterres reveals $139m deficit in core budget António Guterres, the UN secretary general, has warned that the organisation...