Thursday, April 25, 2019

Somalia is at the verge of returning to Dictatorship, Lawlessness and Disintegration

Whether it is Washington, Manila or Mogadishu; the number of authoritarian regimes is on the rise. Although Somalia in some respect cannot be compared...

Puntland: What Went Off The Kilter Since The Investiture

“The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones”, John Maynard Keynes Thabo Mbeki got unsettled by the...

Abdiweli Unlikely To Be Re-elected As Puntland President: A Commentary

Summary 1) Abdiweli Mohamed Ali Gaas was elected on January 8th, 2014, as the 4th president of the semi-autonomous State of Puntland. 2) Throughout his term...

The Rise of Illiberal Hegemony: Trump’s Surprising Grand Strategy

On the campaign trail, Donald Trump vowed to put an end to nation building abroad and mocked U.S. allies as free riders. “‘America first’will be the...

Somalia Officials Lie About IMF Statements, Reports

Somalia suffers from the disgraceful culture of leaders and politicians invoking deceptively legitimate documents like the Provisional Constitution for bolstering false claims and arguments...

The End of the Democratic Century: Autocracy’s Global Ascendance

At the height of World War II, Henry Luce, the founder of Time magazine, argued that the United States had amassed such wealth and power that...

Somaliland sabotaged by its own on merit of ‘credentials’

Sabotaging of Somaliland case by its faithful is an irony writes Ahmed J Yassin The efforts of any individuals or organizations will never undermine the wishes...

ICAO must not trust Somalia’s Farmajo. Why?

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), UN agency specialized in aviation, must know that Somalia has no formal government that controls or functions across...

Dispatches from a nomad: Sham elections in South West State and its implications

Abdiaziz Hassan Mohamed Laftagareen was on Wednesday elected President of South West State in an arranged sham election that was predetermined and rigged in...

Somaliland: ‘Punish the good for doing good’ – the UFFO saga

One event can change the history of lives, counties, continents or the world. In the late 1970’s, a loose group of Doctors, Engineers, Teachers,...

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Somalis to Benefit from UAE-Somaliland Livestock Export Bureau

On a shuttle working visit to the United Arab Emirates mid last week, His Excellency the President of the Republic of Somaliland left for...

More Gold Than Reported Filched Out of Africa on a Regular Bases

Billions of dollars’ worth of gold is being smuggled out of Africa every year through the United Arab Emirates in the Middle East –...

Two Fishing Boats Come Under Piracy Attack Off Somalia Coast

On Sunday, two fishing vessels were attacked by pirates off the coast of Somalia. The attempted boardings were both thwarted, but security officials said...