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Op-Ed: Somalia’s Accession to the East African Community: Pitfall and Benefits

Somalia was admitted into the East African Community (EAC) on Friday as the eighth member of the bloc as it seeks to expand free trade across the region.
By:Mohamed Raage I.          Introduction At an ordinary summit held in Arusha, Tanzania, on November 25, 2023, the heads of the East African Community states marked the acceptance of Somalia's bid to join the EAC. Somalia's interest...

Op-Ed: From Restrictions to Uncertainty: Assessing The Consequences of The UN’s Arms Embargo Lift in Somalia

African Union peacekeepers stand next to armoured personnel carriers (APC) as they provide security for members of the Lower House of Parliament who are meeting to elect a speaker, at the Aden Adde International Airport in Mogadishu, Somalia, April 27, 2022. REUTERS/Feisal Omar/File Phot
By: Abdirisak Ahmed Ali Introduction: The Horn of Africa has long been marred by political instability, armed conflicts, and humanitarian crises, with Somalia standing at the epicenter of these challenges. One crucial aspect of...

Op-Ed: Somaliland’s Counterterrorism Efforts: Addressing the Threat Posed by the Las Anod Militia in the Horn of Africa and Its Impact on U.S. Interests

In this photo taken on May 18, 2016, a soldier of the army of Somalia's breakaway territory of Somaliland stands guard during an Independence day celebration parade in Hargeisa. AFP
By: Abdisalam Rageh The picturesque town of Las Anod, once a symbol of peace and tranquility, has been transformed into a hotbed of terror and violence by sinister forces seeking to destabilize Somaliland. These rogue elements, driven...

Savage Terrorist-Driven Attacks Target Nomadic Pastoralists in Buqdharkeyn Village , Somaliland’s Sool Region

Savage Terrorist-Driven Attacks Target Nomadic Pastoralists in Buqdharkeyn Village , Somaliland's Sool Region
By: Abdisalam Rageh On November 10, 2023, allied tribal-terrorist forces affiliated with the so-called SSC-KHAATUMO clan entity launched a direct attack on the village of Buqdharkeyn in Sool region, Somaliland. The village is inhabited by nomadic pastoralists...

Op-Ed: Why Uganda Should Support Somaliland’s Independence

Uganda President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni
By: Mukhtar Bulaale President Yoweri Museveni’s recent remarks on Somaliland show a lack of knowledge and respect for the history and legal status of Somaliland. Somaliland’s quest for recognition is not strategically wrong, but rather a legitimate and...

Op-Ed:Why President Museveni Should Rethink His Approach Towards Somaliland: He Must Not Promote the Idea of Greater Somalia

Uganda President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni
President Museveni of Uganda recently waded into the contentious topic of relations between Somaliland and its infamous neighbour, Somalia. In a press release emailed to news agencies President Museveni announced he had received a visit from a special envoy of Somaliland...

Op-Ed: Tribal borders cannot lead to unity for Somalia or bring back Somaliland

Somaliland flag
By: Sagal Mohamed Ashour I will start by addressing biased views in articles, as this is important to allow the reader to understand what is being written, and the perspectives of the person writing it. For most...

Backtracking Is Not An Option

Hersi Ali H. Hasan, the Chairman of the Waddani Party
By:Hersi Ali H. Hasan "Erey-sami wuxuu gooyo Allow yaan ku jarin soodhka Garashada ka dhigan seefo.” - Hadraawi  In this article,...

Taiwan deserves inclusion in the UN to contribute more to the World

Ambassador Allen LOU, Taiwan Representative Office in the Republic of Somaliland
By Ambassador Allen LOU, Taiwan Representative Office in the Republic of Somaliland UN as the Platform for Global Unity Taiwan widely acclaimed as democratic bastion in the East Asia is also in the face of looming military threats posed by the...

Unite for Peace in the World and Taiwan’s Inclusion in the UN

Minister of Foreign Affairs Republic of China (Taiwan), Jaushieh Joseph Wu
By: Jaushieh Joseph Wu, Minister of Foreign AffairsRepublic of China (Taiwan) Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is a reminder of how autocracies care little about causing death and destruction. The war is a gross violation of human rights...