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US State Department Warnings Biased Against Somaliland

BERBERA, SOMALILAND — To depart Mogadishu’s heavily-armed international airport — Somalia’s “green zone” — is an expensive prospect. Decades of lawlessness and instability in Mogadishu make insurance almost impossible. Few foreigners will pass outside the airport’s heavily fortified walls without armored cars and multiple personal security contractors. Most diplomats in Somalia (including America’s and Europe’s) are either sequestered inside the airport or remain in Kenya. Continue reading “US State Department Warnings Biased Against Somaliland”

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Qatar and Farmaajo: Attempting to Drag Somaliland into War

The public opinion in the Horn of Africa region believes the renewed fighting in the border between the Somaliland Republic and the autonomous Somali state of Puntland is a dent to the already tarnished record of the government of Mohammed Abdullah Faramajo, that is backed by government of Qatar whose main objective is to escalate the tension to full fledged war. Continue reading “Qatar and Farmaajo: Attempting to Drag Somaliland into War”

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Somaliland Has Better Options for Washington DC

Somaliland has better options for Washington: News agencies in Somaliland report that Moscow has “been in talks at some depth” with this unrecognized country that broke away from Somalia in 1991, but has failed to win recognition.Stable, democratic and at peace for most of its 27 years, the former
territory of British Somaliland has tried in vain to gain support from the United States.
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How to Address Food-sustainability Challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa

Despite its huge agricultural potential, Africa spends around US$35bn each year on food imports. This number may rise above US$110bn by 2025 due to rapid population growth, changes in dietary habits and the increasingly severe impacts of climate change. The lack of food sustainability, as well as food and nutrition insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa, is likely to aggravate unless bold action is taken on six key issues. Continue reading “How to Address Food-sustainability Challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa”

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Somaliland: The Renaissance of Berbera (Ancient Malao) after Centuries of Negligence

Berbera Port has become the spotlight of the Region’s geopolitical agenda this week. The issue was further sensationalized by the dispute between Djibouti and DP World based in United Arab Emirates over Doraleh Multi-Purpose Container Port. Continue reading “Somaliland: The Renaissance of Berbera (Ancient Malao) after Centuries of Negligence”

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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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Smuggling Migrants from the Horn of Africa to Yemen and Saudi Arabia

This report examines the smuggling migrants networks facilitating irregular migration from the Horn of Africa to countries in the Arabian Peninsula, also referred to as the Gulf. In addition to analyzing the structure and modus operandi of migrant smuggling networks, the author considers the extent to which these networks are involved in other forms of organized criminal activity, such as arms and narcotics trafficking. Continue reading “Smuggling Migrants from the Horn of Africa to Yemen and Saudi Arabia”

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Somaliland: A Model for Democracy in Africa

By Musa M. Isse

The first-ever Somaliland Presidential Election Debate has been held in Hargeisa last Thursday, October 19, 2017. All three presidential candidates from the three political parties, Abdirahman Mohamed Abdilllahi from Waddani, Musa Bihi Abdi from Kulmiye and Faisal Ali Warabe from Ucid participated in the debate. It was a well-organized debate similar to the American Presidential debate, with an intelligent and educative performance by the presidential hopefuls. The debate lasted approximately three hours with the central focus on critical national issues such as justice, health, security, education, economy, inflation, unemployment, foreign affairs and human rights.

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