Monday, March 25, 2019

Somalia Falls Into The Chinese Debt, Resources Drain Net

Fishing is one of the most highly profitable sectors across the globe and, the tuna industry alone is worth about $10 billion globally. Surveys...

Why Somaliland Could Where Others Failed: A Call to the Democratic World!

The Freedom House has recently issued its annual report about democracy in the world with a world map, where a clear distinction between democratic...

Somalia: Robbing justice or enabling peace?

Since October, Somalia has been rocked by a struggle between Mukhtar Robow, an amnestied former top-level al-Shabab commander, and Somalia’s federal government. The crisis...

The U.S. is now negotiating with the Taliban. Would negotiations work with al-Shabab?

In his State of the Union address, President Trump announced that the United States is conducting talks with the Taliban in Afghanistan to end the...

Somaliland: How Russia Is Growing Its Strategic Influence in Africa

Much has been made about China’s role and profile in Africa and the factors underlying its activities on the continent. Less debated is the spread and...

The Saga of Mukhtar Robow and Somalia’s Fractious Politics

Much has changed for Mukhtar “Abu Mansur” Robow, a key founding member of the Somali jihadist organization al-Shabaab, over the past decade. In November 2008, al-Shabaab was sweeping...

Interpreting the U.S. Talks with the Taliban

Talks with the Taliban in the Qatari capital Doha have raised hopes that the U.S. could end its involvement in Afghanistan’s war. Our Asia...

Oromos in Somaliland: Seeking Refuge in an Unrecognized State

The self-declared state of Somaliland is much better known as a refugee-producing territory than a refugee destination. Yet in recent years the territory has...

Terrorism is a vicious cycle that guns alone won’t break

Last week’s brutal terrorist attack in Nairobi by outlawed Somalia-based group, al-Shabaab, should get us thinking seriously about a new course to take in...

Somalia government bites hand that feeds it

The Security Council ... called on (Somalia) leaders to work together to advance political and security reforms." And maybe not bite the hand that...

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Eritrea, Ethiopia to revamp Roads Connecting Them

Ethiopia and Eritrea will sign an agreement to rebuild the road infrastructure connecting the two countries as part of an EU-funded project in a...

Somaliland, UN Exploring Equitable Special Aid Arrangement

Modeled after the successful 'special aid arrangement' on which international organizations deal with Somaliland to ensure that aid flow directly reaches Somaliland without falling...

Somaliland Ready to Take Its Rightful Place Alongside Sovereign Nations

The president of the Republic of Somaliland, His Excellency Musa Bihi Abdi, Sunday, addressed a joint session of the country's bi-cameral House. He delivered his...