Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Somalia: Disunity, In-fighting, Foreign Interventions and Bad Policies Help al Shabaab

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In last week, Somalia was in the headlines once again. At least 26 people, including a prominent journalist, Hodon Naalleeye, have been killed in...

Somaliland: Jamal Ali Hussein Recalls the Horrors of the Somalia Gezira Beach Massacre

“Somalia Executes 46 After Rioting” said The New York Times. I devoured the articles. At least 46 men had been taken to a “beach...

Gas/Oil dividends in Ethiopia: Reality or rhetoric?

It’s ironic and peculiar to be stable and impeccable, a country with over 100 million under mosaic federal system. Ethiopia tends volatile country in Africa...

Other Side of the Spectrum: Is Somaliland ‘Independence’ Reality or Rhetoric?

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In early May 2019, Somaliland’s ministers for information and transport called for press briefings on separate occasions and each one of them made similar...

US, EU, and UN abandoned joint support to democratic governance in Somalia

The US-led International Community (IC) played an influential role for the adoption of 2012 democratic Provisional Federal Constitution that established the Federal Republic State...

Somaliland Should Not Let Wadani Hold Elections Hostage to Frivolous Demands

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After a long absence from the political scene, the Madasha group held a press briefing under a shaded tree somewhere in Hargeisa. During the...

Is There Really a Functioning, Credible State Called Somalia?

As any other country, the Federal Parliament of Somalia is the most important institution of the government for representing the people, making laws, preparing...

Somaliland: Keep Armed Forces Away From Politics

Somaliland Armed Forces, whether they are military, police or prison force, are self-less servants for the country and for the people and are solely...

Is Saudi Arabia Using Holy Sites for Political Scores?

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Saudi Arabia is holding three conferences in Mecca at the end of May. King Salman will chair the ordinary 14th meeting of the Organisation...

Terrorising the victims of terror in Somalia

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Somalis are victims of domestic terrorism, and the international community is compounding their misery by undermining their livelihoods as part of their own so-called...