Friday, November 16, 2018

Trump setback in midterm elections show choice of hope over fear, racism, rudeness

The European Union’s deputy chief executive hailed Democratic victories in the U.S. midterm elections in comments that took a clear swipe at what he...

U.A.E. Military Base in Berbera, Somaliland, to Open by June

Facility will help monitor strategic trade route to Suez Canal  Surveillance system to help protect area targeted by pirates A United Arab Emirates military base in...
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United States: Democrats Poised to Take House Control as GOP Holds Senate

 Republican loss of House to dramatically alter Trump’s tenure  Midterm vote sets stage for 2020 battle for presidency Democrats are poised to reclaim the U.S....

Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib become first Muslim women elected to U.S. Congress

Voters in Minnesota and Michigan on Tuesday elected the first two Muslim women to serve in the U.S. Congress, a former refugee who fled...

The mixed blessing of UAE involvement in the Horn of Africa

The UAE, together with its ally Saudi Arabia, played a highly visible role in helping make peace between Eritrea and Ethiopia. As its footprint...

Minnesota could elect 1st Somali-American to Congress in historic year for women candidates

Amid a wave of female candidates running for office, freshman state representative Ilhan Omar hopes to become the first Somali-American in Congress. The former refugee, who is...

Musilim world organization condemns Brazil for pledging Jerusalem embassy move

The world’s largest organization of Muslim states this week condemned the plan of Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s incoming president, to move his country’s embassy from...

Somaliland: ‘discussions were candid, frank and had been very useful’ – SRSG Haysom

The recently appointed United Nations Envoy and SRSG to Somalia - and, of course, Somaliland, Nicholas Haysom, paid his first visit to the unrecognized...
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President Bihi opens Somaliland borders to all Somalis compromising sovereignty, unity

For the first time in over 27 years, the President of the Republic of Somaliland, Musa Bihi Abdi, opens borders to 'all Somali-speakers' to...

Four ‘invisible countries’ that could redraw the world map

No matter where you are on the Earth's landmass, you are almost certain to be in a country. But what makes a country a country? Agreed...

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The most successful Somali people aren’t outside Africa

An aspiring entrepreneur Hodan Nalayeh felt Western media lacked nuance on Somalia and launched her own YouTube channel to counter oversimplified or exaggerated media...

‘Shelter homes:’ Understanding Imran Khan’s initiative for Pakistan’s homeless

Mian Shahbaz cannot say exactly how old he is or how long he has been living on the outskirts of Lahore’s iconic Data Darbar....

SEMG UN Report: What did it say about Somaliland?

The United Nation's Somalia and Eritrea Monitoring Group (SEMG) submitted its 2018 report to the Security Council earlier during the week. As usual, the report...