Thursday, July 27, 2017

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...

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...

Safe Bases: UAE’s Military Expansion in Africa

Two overseas Arab military garrisons are being established to secure a hold over one of the world’s most crucial chokepoints, right across the waters...

Ethiopia parliament passes $13bn budget after World Bank, IMF praise

The Ethiopian parliament on Friday unanimously passed a 320.8 billion birr ($13.9 billion) budget for the financial year of 2017/18, the amount represents an...

UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office clarifies position on Republic of Somaliland

5 June 2017: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST REF: 0328-17 Thank you for your email of 3 April 2017 asking for information under the...

Ethiopia worried that Gulf crisis could destabilize Horn of Africa region

Ethiopia says it is concerned about the wider security implications arising from the ongoing Gulf crisis on the Horn of Africa region. Prime Minister Hailemariam...

Canada: Ottawa to pay $10.5M to Omar Khadr, government source says

A government source has confirmed to CBC News that Ottawa will apologize and pay millions of dollars in compensation to former Guantanamo Bay prisoner...
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Trump Tweets a Video of Him Wrestling ‘CNN’ to the Ground

President Trump posted a short video to his Twitter account on Sunday in which he is portrayed wrestling and punching a figure whose head has been...

Somaliland Diplomat meets with New African Union head in Addis Ababa

A Republic of Somaliland Diplomat met with the Chairperson of the African Union H.E. Moussa F. Mahamat at AU premises, Addis Ababa, where the AU's ordinary summit...

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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...

Qatar Counts Its Sheep

The diplomatic crisis in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has interfered with Qatar's political and economic activities since it erupted in late May. But now it's...