Monday, January 20, 2020

Somaliland Can Teach World How It Successfully Integrated Militias Back to Society

Over at The American Conservative, Michael Horton highlights Somaliland as “a success story without billions and bombs”. He writes: "The autonomous but unrecognized Republic of Somaliland has...

Al-Jazeera Edits Out Defamatory Report Against Dahabshiil

Al-Jazeera Arabic language channel has omitted false and discriminating clip from its documentary “War of Ports in the Horn of Africa” after Dahabshiil Group...

Somalia: Farmajo has Little to show for 2 Years as President

"Government has effectively used traditional and social media to portray a rosy picture of its work, but by our assessment, it has barely met...

Somaliland: Foreign Powers’ Double-edged Interest in Horn of Benefit to Whom?

And..For Somaliland and Djibouti, Will New Friends Bring Benefits? BERBERA, Somalia—On any given day in Berbera, the deep-water port on Somaliland’s Red Sea coast, ramshackle...

Khat-Munching: A Connecting Factor in East Africa

East Africa is markedly different now from ten years ago if we look at how widespread “grass-munching”  has become. “Grass-munching” refers to the consumption of khat or Catha...
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Somalia: Thousands of Soldiers Abandon Key Positions for Lack of Pay

Tens of thousands of soldiers stationed at critical posts to keep the Al Qaida-linked Al Shabaab fighters at bay have abandoned their positions to march...

The Promise of a Severe Drought Looms over Somaliland, Somalia

Sporadic, below average rains and persistent drought since 2016 sees an estimated 1.7 million people in critical need of humanitarian assistance in Somaliland, a...

Pentagon Says No Civilians Killed in US Somalia Air Strikes

The Pentagon is pushing back on a new Amnesty International report that alleges the Defense Department is responsible for civilian casualties that occurred in...

Dahabshiil Group strongly refutes the false allegations made against it by Al Jazeera Arabic...

PRESS RELEASE Dahabshiil Group strongly refutes the false allegations made against it by Al Jazeera Arabic television. The broadcast consisted of a number of false allegations,...

Somaliland: Divisive Elections Result in Fragmented Clan Cohesion

Despite regular presidential polls, the long-overdue parliamentary vote shows that democracy still needs to be consolidated. Somaliland has had six national elections since 2002. This...

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More Soldiers, Civilian Officials Abandon Puntland Responsibilities to Re-align with Somaliland

Thirty police officers of Boocame district, Sool, who had, hitherto, been loyal to the Somalia Federal state of Puntland laid aside their allegiance to...

Somalia PM Pauses Implementation of $112-Million WB Project

Somalia Prime Minister Hassan Khaire Saturday suspended a World Bank-funded development deal signed between Finance Minister Abdirahman Beyle and representatives of three regional states...

Can Ethiopia Hold a Credible, Free, Fair Election in 2020?

PM Abiy Ahmed, upon coming to power in April 2018, promised to hold democratic, credible polls with a clear timeline The much-anticipated announcement of voting...