Month: February 2018

Somalia and Somaliland: Ruminations on an Interim Settlement Process

Introduction

This short meditation explores Somalia’s post-independence experiment in nation building and governance and its path to failure. This is followed by a review of the approaches and strategies of external
interventions. The piece concludes that current strategies of interventions and state building do not inspire solutions to the Somali enigma. Instead, it proposes strategy for an interim settlement process that can
be a framework for mediating a pragmatic road-map for the beginning of a viable interim settlement process. Continue reading “Somalia and Somaliland: Ruminations on an Interim Settlement Process”

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State-run Development Banks: A Priority For Somaliland

Your-Excellence; first and foremost, I am diehard supporter of your initiatives aimed at curbing the inflation and the overvalued US dollar. In particular, I applaud your Excellency on the implementation of the Somaliland Shilling Mobile-Money Program. This step will illuminate 50% of the challenges we face in this front. Continue reading “State-run Development Banks: A Priority For Somaliland”

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Somaliland Issues Fatwa Banning FGM

Razia Iqbal, the presenter of Newshour on the BBC World Services spoke with Nimco Ali, a British Somalilander and a campaigner against the Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), in the wake of recent Fatwa, or religious edict, condemning FGM and paving the way for legislation outlawing it in Somaliland. The practice, which involves the partial or total removal of the female genitalia, is almost universal in the self-declared republic of Somaliland

 

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Somaliland: Why Public Announcements About FGM Are Not Effective Solution?

Today everyone talks about Female Genital Mutilation better known as FGM when they gather in fancy places like hotels. They touch familiar emotions and share stories about FGM but no actions ensue once they leave the room. So, I ask myself two questions: Are all of them so heartless?  Or this issue has never touched them? Continue reading “Somaliland: Why Public Announcements About FGM Are Not Effective Solution?”

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Usage of Somaliland Shilling as E-Money is the Golden Cure for the Recurring Currency Depreciation

The Government of Somaliland has recently passed an Executive Order aimed at stabilizing the foreign exchange market and tackling the dwindling exchange rate of the Somaliland Shilling (SlSh) against the United States Dollar. Over the past couple of years, the Somaliland Shilling has dropped from SlSh 6,500 to the Dollar to about SlSh10,000 or almost 54%. However, it should be noted that compared to the Region’s other Continue reading “Usage of Somaliland Shilling as E-Money is the Golden Cure for the Recurring Currency Depreciation”

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