Friday, July 1, 2022

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...

ISRAEL AND SOMALILAND – LONG-LOST BROTHERS?

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Israel and Somaliland have much in common. Israel faces many adversaries that don’t recognize it or its right to self-determination; Somaliland is also unrecognized as...

Interpreting the U.S. Talks with the Taliban

Talks with the Taliban in the Qatari capital Doha have raised hopes that the U.S. could end its involvement in Afghanistan’s war. Our Asia...

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...

Chaos Profiteers: How Somalia’s Business People are it’s Main Nemesis?

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Historically throughout all the times; business people were known to exploit and show antics of opportunism during the trying and tough times a certain...

The Story Behind the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Despite the controversy, Ethiopia must build the dam river in order to meet the urgent development needs of its growing population. I have read the...

Towards Democratization in Somalia – More Than Meets the Eye

Elections in Somalia have yet again been delayed, barely a month after the country agreed on a timetable for the much-anticipated polls and months...

The Long Corrupt Road to Somalia Petroleum Production

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I joined and was present from the inception of Somalia’s Petroleum Process 2005 on a high level position, when the petroleum process began in...