Monday, January 30, 2023

Somalia: Farmajo Turns Deaf Ear on Security Council Call to End Political Impassé

For the first time in the past three years, the United Nations Secretary-General (UNSG) and members of the UN Security Council (UNSC) have collectively...

Somaliland World Bank Projects and their Fiduciary Office are on the verge of failure

This article is only a constructive criticism for the World Bank in order to respond effectively to deliver their projects successfully and to monitor...

Gulf-Horn of Africa Geopolitics: The New Diplomacy Frontier

The last two weeks were probably the busiest for officials and diplomats of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Eritrea and Somalia as they travel back and...

Somalia’s Dangerous Authoritarian Turn

Until recently, Somalia was on an upward trajectory. Although it continued to struggle with piracy, famine, and terrorism, the country was turning the corner...

Somaliland: Despite Commendable Strides Elsewhere, President Bihi Gets ‘Must Improve’ Grading in Domestic Policies

The Somaliland President Muse Bihi Abdi has just returned from making the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. Whilst in Saudi Arabia, he was met...

Somaliland’s self-determination is about restoration, and not secession

A new President invariably has many calls upon their time, this is certainly true of the President-Elect of Somaliland. Whilst the country can take...

Saving Somalia from Farmaajo: Now or Never!

On the 8th of February 2017, Somalis at home and abroad gathered in front of the TV screens to watch the presidential elections, eager...

Persian Empire, anyone?

"Iran is piling one brick on the other," warns one pundit with solemnity. "Today's Iranians, with their Persian heritage, are on the march as surely...

Somalia Media Out to Discredit Michael Rubin for Somaliland Support

Somalia media has started a no-holds-barred attack on Michael Rubin, a scholar-writer who is currently a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. What do Somalians...

The Somaliland-Somalia Talks: Crossroads or a Dead-end?

Somaliland’s Government perceives it as an opportunity to gain recognition; Somalia’s Federal Government, on the other hand, envisages recognition as a process of tearing...