Friday, October 23, 2020

Somaliland’s Second Coming: The Time is Right

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The International community’s continued engagement with failed Somalia can be likened to trying fill a bottomless barrel “A good government may, indeed, redress the grievances...

Taiwan Economic Miracle Enough to Win it Africa Over China’s Debt Diplomacy

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Taiwan should implement the “Economic Miracle” model in Somaliland to win Africa’s goodwill The People's Republic of China (PRC) has long held influence in Africa....

UN75 – SRSG Swan Argues that There was an Opportunity for ‘Somalia’ to Help...

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The United Nations turns 75 this year. Somalia has been a proud member of the UN for 60 of those years.  The United Nations was...

The Story Behind the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Despite the controversy, Ethiopia must build the dam river in order to meet the urgent development needs of its growing population. I have read the...

Ending United States Military Operations in Somalia

The United States has effectively been at war with the Harakat Shabaab al-Mujahidin (known as al-Shabaab) for well over a decade, but the costs and...

Public Resistance Challenge Al-Shabaab Where Somalia, International Counter-Terrorism Failed

In September 2014, a US drone strike killed Al-Shabaab’s most influential leader, Ahmed Abdi Godane. The immediate assumption was that Godane’s death would weaken...

Somaliland: The Way Forward

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The Chinese finger trap is a gag toy used to play a practical joke on an unsuspecting victim where once someone puts his fingers...

Somalia: Farmaajo Makes a Strategic Blunder Taking Himself Out of the Picture

This parliamentary coup is a short-term tactical win which carries significant dangers for Farmaajo When too many conflicting interests are at stake in politics, something...

Audio of Audacity: Mahdi Guuleed is Oblivious to Looming Somalia Constitutional Crisis

I have listened to a truly shocking statement recently made by a certain Mahdi Guuleed, Deputy Prime Minister of Farmaajo’s adminstration, apparently speaking at an...

Use of Chinese Devices in Somaliland Unsafe in Current Climate

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In recent week Somaliland foreign policy ventured into some troubled waters by taking some bold and unexpected steps when it went against well- established...