Wednesday, September 26, 2018

ANALYSIS: HOW CAN ETHIOPIA BOOST REMITTANCE INFLOWS?

Ethiopia has been in a dire state of foreign exchange crisis for the last few years. PM Abiy has made a plea to the Ethiopian diaspora...

Hargeisa International Book Fair: A Growing Nation of Books and Literature

The Hargeisa International Book Fair kicked off on the 21st July 2018 as it remarks its eleventh year of book fair, theme of the year...

Will Brexit Bring Down Theresa May’s Government?

The Chequers Plan and Its Discontents Brexit was always going to involve a tricky tradeoff between satisfying the political pressures at home to reduce immigration...

Prominent patient who invited me to the once charming Somalia

The back cover of my autobiography, titled ‘Nothing but the Truth’ published by East African Educational Publisher in 2002 aptly recites the psalm of...

TEL AVIV DIARY: TRUMP, NETANYAHU, ORBAN AND MORAWIECKI HAVE ONE THING IN COMMON —...

At 5:30 a.m. this morning, Rabbi Dov Hayun of Haifa’s Conservative Moriah Congregation was awakened by police knocking at his door, coming to detain him. What...

Sending aid to Somaliland through the biggest thief in Africa: Somalia

In the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), Somalia always wins the annual prize–the most corrupted regime in the world. Defrauding the government and embezzling aid...

Analysis: Trump Shreds All Norms of How a President Acts Abroad

President Trump made one thing clear after his meeting with President Vladimir V. Putin on Monday: He is willing to take Mr. Putin’s word...

Against tremendous odds, Abdi Nor Iftin made it from war-ravaged Somalia to America

Now a Maine resident, he tells his harrowing tale in his new memoir. “Call Me American” tells of a Somali boy, the son of nomadic...

Somalia under Farmaajo: Fresh start or another false dawn?

A re-run of a paper published by Life & Peace on 3 March 2017 and written by Najum Mushtaq, a political analyst focusing on the Horn of...

Somalia: Foreign accountability cannot be a remedy for lack of domestic accountability

After the unprecedented ouster of former parliament Speaker by President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo and Prime Minister Hassan Kheire in last April, the Federal Parliament...

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Somaliland welcomes new friends, long-lost, influential clans

Monday and Tuesday marked new maturity for  Somaliland politics as they marked the arrival of, respectively, a populous Somaliland clan who lived in the Qardho...
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When it was signed in 2015, the Iran nuclear agreement was hailed as a landmark deal. But with the US withdrawal earlier this year...

Madhin, a SOMTEL employee senselessly killed in Mogadishu

The latest victim to senseless, wanton killings, some of which are neither politically motivated nor of Al Shabaab nature, was an employee of the...