Friday, December 14, 2018

Somaliland’s failing health facilities: hospitals or abattoirs?

Frustrated voices, suffering voices, indignant voices, afore-silenced voices, rightly righteous voices, critical voices are slowly building into a deafening crescendo against the lamentably poor, marginally...

SOMALIA: Kangaroo Parliament

By Abdullahi Elmi You have probably heard about kangaroo courts but have you heard of kangaroo parliament? If not, look at Somalia’s parliament and you...

KENYA: THE GARISSA MASSACRE, AL-SHABAAB AND U.S. IMPERIALISM

Growing regional destabilisation On 2 April, the Somali based al-Qaeda affiliate, al-Shabaab, carried out a horrific massacre of 148 university students in Garissa, Kenya. The...

Mark Zuckerberg: Protecting democracy is an arms race. Here’s how Facebook can help.

YWhen you build services that connect billions of people across countries and cultures, you’re going to see all of the good that humanity can...

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...

South Africa: THE BLACK MAJORITY AS THE OPPRESSOR

On 19 February President Jacob Zuma took the podium in Parliament to respond to the SONA2015 debate (video). He paused from his prepared speech to...

Somaliland:SFG Once again Violates the Terms of SL/ Somalia Djibouti Agreement

By Mohamed Arrale  A fortnight after the Djibouti agreement between  Somalia and Somaliland in which the 6-point joint communiqué was signed by the two Presidents,...

NO MORE RANCOR AND ACRIMONY, NO MORE FINGER WAGGING AND TEETH GNASHING – Open...

Dear Prime Minister, First, I wish to congratulate and support for all your efforts to uplift Ethiopia’s youth from despair. I have always believed Ethiopia’s...

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: Open letter to the Egyptian Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry

Egyptian Foreign Ministry sees the Republic of Somaliland as the 'Somaliland Region' (See publication following this letter). Dear Minister, We, the undersigned citizens of the Republic...

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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...