Friday, December 14, 2018

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...

South African at centre of bid for Pentagon data cloud linked to Kremlin insider

While South African, Andre Pienaar, founder of C5 Capital and exposed as the mysterious “Luciano” in the leaked “Zuma spy tapes” saga, is involved...

How foreign powers are tackling Somalia piracy

Foreign navies have played a key role in curbing piracy off Somalia's coast, writes the BBC's Anne Soy. On a beach in Hordeia on the...

View of geopolitical, economic dynamics in the Horn of Africa

I have been reading some reports on changes in the Horn of Africa by one commentator and I found myself confronted by what US President...

Deqa Dhalac wins big in special election for South Portland council seat

An experienced social worker soundly defeated a longtime local business owner in Tuesday’s citywide special election for the District 5 City Council seat. Deqa Dhalac, intercultural program...

Saudi Arabia Declares War on America’s Muslim Congresswomen

Ever since the midterm election, conservative media in the United States have targeted with special zeal Ilhan Omar, an incoming Somali-American Democratic congresswoman and...

Somalila: Daljir Radio director escapes Bossasso assassination attempt

The Director-General of Daljir Radio station, Ahmed Sheikh Mohamed escaped an apparent assassination bid on Sunday in Bossasso city, northeast of Somalia, Garowe...

Is role of traditional leaders in reconciliations, nation-building diminishing in Somaliland?

Somaliland tried to combine democracy and traditional governance and this formed the basis of the traditional elders’ confusion to adjust their role in order...

Kenya: Detectives massive, 50bnSh fraud on health insurance fund

Detectives are investigating a possible loss of Sh50 billion at the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF), in the latest scandal to hit the State...

Somalia: Why an Impeachment Motion Shouldn’t Trouble the President

The Big Picture Somalia's federal government in Mogadishu has made significant progress over the past decade, clawing its way back from failed statehood. Yet the...

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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...