Friday, December 14, 2018

Somalia: Zero-sum politics will see no winners

Rather than competing over Somalia’s limited resources, political leaders should focus on growing the overall pie. The announcement by Somalia’s Federal Member States in September...

‘I wake up screaming!’ – Former Somalia child soldiers cry for help

Hassan Ghedi Santur, a Somali‐Canadian journalist, novelist, and the author of “Maps of Exile,” a nonfiction account of African migration to Europe writes  that...

How Waddani Changed Somaliland Electoral Landscape

In 2017, Somaliland conducted a successful third presidential election. Waddani party deserves credit for an exemplary election campaign based on civic values, writes Liban Ahmad Last year Somaliland...

We should talk to al-Shabaab now – we owe it to the Mogadishu bomb...

Despite the horror of that attack a year ago, I’ve talked to this group, and I know that dialogue is the only way to...

The scramble for the Red Sea – Analysis

The Red Sea has been the focus of accelerating competition in recent years, with many Gulf and Middle Eastern countries expressing their interest in...

‘Countries’ no longer conform to traditional form, definition so must change

Why You Should Care? Because it’s time for cities to take back their rightful place as the most fundamental building block of human society. OZY has spent...

Eastleigh – Somalis new home in Kenya

Somalia’s collapse into anarchy three decades ago had caused many Somalis to seek refuge in the other world, a large number of them have...

Another look at a seemingly intractable problem that is Somalia

Late last week, a High-Level Meeting on Somalia, co-chaired by Ethiopia, Italy, Somalia, and the United Kingdom (UK), was held in New York. The...

The rise of Qatar-controlled Islamist government in Somalia

Not long ago, stability and security in Somalia seemed possible. However, the Somali Government growing ties with Qatar, a country many consider as a...

Sino-Somali Cooperation Enters a New Phase

Somalia is unlikely to benefit from the China's Africa initiative, argues Liban Ahmad Sino-Somali cooperation dates back to the 1960s, when  Somalia was in its...

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Maka-al-Mukarrama Avenue: The Mogadishu street Al-Shabaab loves bombing

Maka-al-Mukarrama Avenue easily passes for the stretch in Mogadishu that has absorbed the most violence unleashed by the Al-Shabaab jihadists in the past decade. On...

President Kenyatta reiterates pledge on housing, healthcare, food security, manufacture

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday outlined the progress made so far in his Big Four agenda for economic growth, which he unveiled a year...

Somaliland: The Little Country That Could

Somaliland was an independent state for five days in 1960 before it merged with the former Italian Somalia. Since the Somali Democratic Republic became...