Thursday, July 27, 2017

President Siilaanyo Appoints Dr. Edna Special Envoy on Somaliland-Somalia Talks

His Excellency the president of the Republic of Somaliland, Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud "Siilaanyo", appointed Dr Edna Adan Ismail, one-time First Lady of Somaliland, Foreign...

Somalia advises business sector to not bow under terrorism pressure

Somalia Internal Security Minister and chief of the National Intelligence Services Agency (NISA) have warned business and money remittance companies from enabling Al-Shabaab by...

Shabaab gains in Somalia due to ‘lapses in offensive counterterrorism operations’

The US State Department said that al Qaeda’s branch in East Africa has prospered over the past year “due largely to lapses in offensive...

As the U.S. gets more involved in Somalia, beware these three fallacies

"If it wants to keep Somaliland out of the trouble engulfing Mogadishu, the United States may wish to offer its people a credible path...

Bystander’s Video of Homeless Woman’s Arrest Leads to Investigation

The police in DeKalb County, Ga., have reopened an investigation after a video surfaced online showing an officer repeatedly striking a homeless woman with...

How Saudi Arabia Botched Its Campaign Against Qatar

The Costs of the Pressure on Doha The diplomatic and economic blockade of Qatar by its neighbors has plunged the Middle East into further discord. On June...

How Somaliland made its government work for the people

Parliamentary strengthening in Somaliland transformed its legislature from a 'rubber stamp' for the executive to a transparent law-making group that incorporates citizen input into...

Somaliland: Turkish Consular Services fronted SIO Greater Somalia Lobby in Hargeisa – Revealed

Payments received by Abdimalik M. Coldoon and those behind the Subversive Project fulfilled by him in Somaliland !!!. Turkey has never hidden its determination towards...

Horn of Africa: there are no quick fixes in ‘countering violent extremism’

An effective response to violence and harmful ideologies is important. But projects are failing to adequately engage with root causes. Since 9/11, western countries have...

Qatar Standoff: Middle Eastern emirs … and a new Napoleon for France?

This week on The Sound Kitchen, guest chef Aidan O’Donnell gives you the answer to the question about the cessation of diplomatic and economic...

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In drought-stricken Somaliland, age-old challenges meet WhatsApp

July 27, 2017 Ununley, Somaliland—The drought was coming again, and everyone knew it – the latest manifestation of an ancient, recurring problem that has...

End of the Book Fair ? Not Really

Today is the last day of the Book Fair. I can already see tears on cheeks, sorrow on some faces and excitement at the...

Turkey’s Forward-Basing Posture in places like Somalia

EDAM's latest analysis covers Ankara's military basing strategy beyond its borders, that currently consists of military bases in Northern Cyprus, Qatar and Somalia, as well...