Friday, December 14, 2018

Can Russia and China trust each other?

Military manoeuvres come as tensions between West and Russia intensify to highest level since the days of Soviet Union. With a firm handshake, the presidents...

Somaliland: Deadlocked foreign policy. Is there a way out?

In May 2018, Somaliland celebrated its 27th anniversary since its secession from Somalia with its fifth president elected in November 2017. In this period, Somaliland has...

Contrasting peace-building mechanisms of Somaliland and Somalia – LSE Academic Paper

Mohamed Farah Hirsi, Director of Somaliland's Academy for Peace and Development (APD), contrasts peace-building mechanisms, approaches, and procedures for conflict mitigation and reconciliation in...

Why Somalia cannot unite with Kenya

I was intrigued by the title of an article written by a certain Karanja Kabage, a Kenyan, who is an Advocate of the High Court...

Middle East proxy war ratchets up Somalia-Somaliland tensions

Shortly after U.N., IGAD, and U.K. defused a potential armed conflict between Somaliland and Puntland in Sool province of Somaliland, Puntland vows to reignite...

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...

Where Immigrants Go, Economic Growth Follows

Wharton's Exequiel Hernandez discusses his new policy brief about the economic impact of immigration. In America’s heated debate over immigration, there’s plenty of divisive rhetoric...
Somaliland, Piped Water, Water, resources, Somtribune

Somaliland: Accessibility, Inaccessibility of Water in Hargeisa

Hargeisa the most populated city in Somaliland has experienced exacerbated water shortage due to the lack of modern pipeline infrastructures that can transmit water...

Gulf-Horn of Africa Geopolitics: The New Diplomacy Frontier

The last two weeks were probably the busiest for officials and diplomats of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Eritrea and Somalia as they travel back and...

Introduction: A Conceptual Framework for Engagement with de facto States

Abstract Secessionist de facto states, by their very nature, sit outside of the international system. Having unilaterally declared independence from their parent state, they are...

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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...