Sunday, January 17, 2021

Somalia: Puntland Government Guilty of Suppression of Parliament

Eight (8) members of Puntland’s House of Representatives were stripped of their parliamentary immunity following a motion against them organized by the Speaker. A lawsuit...

Somalia Election Impasse: Crisis or Successful State-building?

As the year 2020 comes to a close, people across the world are breathing a sigh of relief anticipating a better 2021. But for...

Somalia Must Learn to Stand Alone

In March 1977, Ethiopia and Somalia edged toward war over the region of Ogaden, which both claimed. Cuba’s revolutionary President Fidel Castro made a...

Has Somaliland Softened Its Sovereignty, Somalia Approach?

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Recent public statements implying a possible modification of Somaliland's stance to its regional and international approach to the quest for sovereignty are surfacing. Most alarmingly,...

Conflict In Ethiopia Extends The Greater Middle East’s Arc Of Crisis – Analysis

Fighting between the government of Nobel Peace Prize winning Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Tigrayan nationalists in the north could extend an evolving...

Preventing Ethiopia’s Descent into a Failed State

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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed should now perform a historic peacemaking role by pursuing an elite bargain. To make sense out of Ethiopia’s political predicament, a...

Crises Have Changed. But is Aid reform Running Out of time?

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The humanitarian system has developed to respond to geographically contained and separate crises that are usually a long-haul flight from the centres of power...

Can Somalia Get Beyond Clan, Identity Politics?

The clan factor had indeed been in Somalia before the colonial invasion took place in the late 18th century. Elders exerted massive influence over...

Rakhia Told: ‘If You Leave the Party for Which You were Elected,...

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I was surprised by Cllr Rakhia Ismail’s resignation from the Labour Party, (‘I was ignored on knife crime’, October 16). I am an active member...

Does Somalia Have a National Currency?

The absence of policy-making on the shilling reform, and the continuing failure to recognize its importance, is illustrative of the wider failure of thinking...