Sunday, September 25, 2022

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...

What Modern Piracy Looks Like

An expert explains why we rarely hear about criminal exploits on the high seas. One November morning, the MV Cheung Son, a cargo ship travelling from...

Can Ethiopia Survive? What Might Happen If Abiy Ahmed Falls

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In October, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed ordered an offensive against the Tigrayan rebel forces that control much of the country’s northern Tigray region and part...

Three Responses to Grief in the Philosophy of Kierkegaard, Heidegger, and Camus

How we handle grief largely depends on our worldview. Here is how three famous philosophers handled the certainty of grief and despair. Each one of...

How Islamist Militants Elsewhere View the Taliban’s Victory in Afghanistan

While Islamist insurgents around the world are inspired by the Taliban’s return to power in Afghanistan, the question of whether and how they will...