Sunday, May 29, 2022

Madness, Massacre and memory in Somaliland: The Legacy of the Military Regime, c. 1988-1989

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On a warm mid-day in November 2019, around the public bazaar in my longitudinal research field town of Gebiley, 58km west of Hargeysa, the...

Exposing the Fringe ‘ NORTHERN SOMALI UNIONIST COUNCIL’ – An Open Letter to World...

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A short note to the Northern Unionist Council and international bodies arbitrating the Somaliland/Somalia separate sovereignties issue To: Hon James Swan, United Nations Ambassador to...

Somalia, Is It Time To Part Ways?

If there was any undisputable lesson gained from the three miserable decades of civil war and that lesson was engraved on a stone, it...

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...

Waddani takes in new blood, ‘dupes’ old guard in one move

One of the two opposition parties of the Republic of Somaliland, Waddani, welcomed to its fold, Wednesday, defected, erstwhile members of the ruling party. Among...

Somaliland: Time to Make Choice between East and West

There is no permanent friendship in the world but there is always permanent interest, and that is what Somaliland people and its government need...

Somaliland Development Fund (SDF) Malpractice and Embezzlement

Somaliland Development Fund (SDF) is funded European countries including; Embassy of Denmark, DANIDA, Norwegian Embassy, Kingdom of Netherland, UKAid, DFiD and other funding agencies. Management...

To succeed, secession bids require recognition

Weeks on from their independence referendums, both the Catalans and Kurds are undoubtedly on the back foot. Neither leadership has yet declared independence, and...

Somalia’s Continuing Crisis Worsens with UAE Dispute

The recent statement from the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) that American forces had carried out an airstrike destroying an al-Shabaab truck bomb near Jana Cadalle...

How the Somali networks make East Africa go round

The Somali distribution networks have certain crucial elements. The most definitive have been the Somali courier and cargo services out of the Middle East...