Monday, August 8, 2022

It’s Time to Stand Up to the Somali Election Extortion

We all agree that Somalia cannot claim to have a history of a clean election. Since the first electoral consultations of 1954, election results...

Africa: When Bloody Coups Put a Stain On AU’s ‘Silencing the Guns’ Objectives

For long, coup d'état has been a synonym with Africa. Over the years, the continent saw multiple coup d'état with militaries and interest groups...

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...

Thoughts on an American-mediated Settlement in Ethiopia

An American-brokered settlement of the conflict in Ethiopia is clearly underway. Such a deal will create two rival powers. Centers in Ethiopia – an...

The Bitter Sweet Double-Edged Sword of Somalia Politicians

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Soon after they lose jobs, Somali officials start hurling fierce criticism on the system they hawked hard when they were holding offices. In recent years,...

Global Community Should Now Give Rising Somaliland a Leg-up

For 30 years now, Somaliland has been pushing for international recognition after it disengaged from the unity with Somalia when the war broke out...

Revival of Somalia’s Political Integrity Depends on Exiling Farmajo

The 2016-2017 parliamentary and presidential elections, in which Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo defeated incumbent president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud with a wide margin, represented a political...

Contextualizing Turkey’s Actions in Somalia: Insights from Somaliland

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I. Introduction The Republic of Turkey’s involvement in sub-Saharan Africa, in general, and Somalia, in particular, marks one of the most exciting and widely misunderstood...

Africa: Ethiopia is Tearing Itself Apart

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Alexander Rondos warns that the ongoing conflict spells turmoil for the Horn of Africa The longer the 12-month conflict in Ethiopia drags on, the greater...

Cultural Factors Key To Understanding Ethiopia’s Suffering – Analysis

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The recent fast-moving events in Ethiopia are raising many questions about the future of the country. A violent ethnic war is attracting all types...