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Truce With ONLF Is A Liability Rather Than An Asset to Ethiopian Somali State

Founded in 1994, ONLF recently gave up the armed struggle that they pursued over the years and agreed to transform into a political party. Therefore, they will be probably the most organized political group operating in the Somali State of Ethiopia. They are second only to SEPDP, the State’s ruling party.


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Questions on Somaliland Foreign Policy with Dr Sa’ad Ali Shire- the former Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

It was not so long ago that we, Somaliland Intellectuals Institute (SII), had an exclusive interview with Dr. Sa’ad Ali Shire who was then the Minister of Foreign Office and International Cooperation. It was more befitting to have this published whilst he was in the capacity of the Foreign Minister. Alas, this is fate and perhaps inevitable as the political landscape in Somaliland is at an ever-increasing level of fluidity. Continue reading “Questions on Somaliland Foreign Policy with Dr Sa’ad Ali Shire- the former Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation”

Unemployed Youth in Somaliland Deserves the Opportunity of Extracting Gold from their Rich Soil

Last week, the Minister of Energy & Minerals of Somaliland, His Excellency Jama Mahmoud Egal, has issued a directive banning the import of Metal Detecting Devices used for gold prospecting. On the same day, there were International press reports indicating that Sudan has exported some 78 tons of gold during the first 9 months of 2018. Earlier, the Government of Somaliland has barred the people of Sanaag Region from prospecting for gold in the mountains of that beautiful region. Continue reading “Unemployed Youth in Somaliland Deserves the Opportunity of Extracting Gold from their Rich Soil”

Foreign Affairs Minister of Somaliland: Confirmed Speaker at the 6th Forum Brazil Africa

Somaliland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Saad Ali Shire is confirmed as speaker at the 6th Brazil Africa Forum. He joins with other important names of the public sector like the former Minister of Health of Brazil José Gomes Temporão, the former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Communities of Guinea-Bissau Conceição Nobre Cabral, and diplomat Celso Amorim, former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Defense of Brazil. Continue reading “Foreign Affairs Minister of Somaliland: Confirmed Speaker at the 6th Forum Brazil Africa”

The Life of the mentally ill Patients in Somaliland

In Somaliland, one in three families has at least one relative with psychiatric disorders. In a land where traditional medicine is far more widespread than modern health care, psychiatric patients in Somaliland are chained, immersed in “healing” waters and subjected to prayers, exorcisms and miraculous herbs. The sheikh, the old sages, are consulted more than the medical professionals are. Continue reading “The Life of the mentally ill Patients in Somaliland”

Comparative Study: Overweight and Obesity in Norway and Somaliland

Introduction
Overweight and obesity are regarded as serious threats to public health which significantly increase the risk of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cardiovascular disease (CVD), type-2 diabetes (T2D), hypertension, and certain cancers. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that Continue reading “Comparative Study: Overweight and Obesity in Norway and Somaliland”