Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Why Somaliland is east Africa’s strongest democracy

Though unrecognised by the international community, the country benefits from a strong social contract between government and citizens DROP a pin on a map of...

Somalia Custodial Corps Commander survives apparent assassination attempt

The commander of Somalia’s Custodial Corps, General Hussein Hassan Osman, has survived an apparent assassination attempt inside Mogadishu’s central prison, security sources have told...

HOW TO CONNECT THE DOTS BETWEEN TRUMP AND RUSSIA

Nicholas Kristof has written a valuable column in The New York Times, “Connecting Trump’s Dots to Russia,” in which he lists 10 “crucial” pieces of...

Somaliland To Trump: Take Us Off Your Travel Ban

Somaliland can't catch a break. Its arranged marriage to Somalia fell apart more than a quarter century ago, yet the world refuses to recognize...

Dahabshiil CEO calls on Somalis to accelerate drought response, waives commission on remittances

Abdirashid Duale, CEO of Dahabshiil Group, announced that Dahabshiil Money Transfer (DMT) and all its affiliates and associate companies all over the world will...

Somaliland Opens 30-year-old Mass Grave From Civil War

Using metal hand tools, a team of forensic investigators scrapes away soil covering a mass grave in the town of Berbera, Somaliland. Nearly two...

Geert Wilders’ Rise: Will the ‘Dutch Trump’ win next week’s election in the Netherlands?

After the Brexit vote and Donald Trump’s win in the U.S. election, are the March 15 Dutch elections the next big test of nationalist...

Terrorism’s Terminology: “Radical Islamic Terrorism” Won’t Suffice

Throughout his campaign and continuing into his presidency, Donald Trump and most of his senior advisers have made a point of using the term...

How Warning Signs of Famine Were Ignored in Somalia

Many observers feel outraged about the international community’s seeming indifference when it comes to African famine deaths. Last month, the UN declared another famine threat...

How much longer can Oman be an oasis of peace in the Middle East?

The desert country of Oman does not have the most stable of neighbors. To its west lies Saudi Arabia, some of whose citizens have...

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Somaliland, the lessons of a ghost country

The former British protectorate (Somaliland), self-proclaimed independence of Somalia in 1991, has not been recognized by any state but tries to consolidate the exercise...

Pentagon foresees at least two more years of combat in Somalia

Amid its escalating campaign of drone strikes in Somalia, the Pentagon has presented the White House with an operational plan that envisions at least...

Humanitarian data breaches: the real scandal is our collective inaction

Why it’s time for an independent investigatory body CAMBRIDGE, 8 December 2017: The news that a platform used by at least 11 major operational NGOs and...