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Somaliland:IGAD reiterated and reaffirmed Somalia’s succession from botched Somali Republic

The Somali Republic (Somali: Jamhuuriyadda Somaliyeed, Arabic: جمهورية الصومال ) was formed as new nation, following the union of the former Italian Somalia, today’s Somalia, and British Somaliland, today’s Republic of Somaliland. The high-profile one-day 28th extra-ordinary session of Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) summit...

Somaliland in the Horn of Africa: An Oasis of Peace and Stability

The Horn of Africa is known as one of the hostile geographic spaces in the continent regarding interstate conflicts. Some of Africa’s longest civil wars occur in this region: the Ethio-Eritrea border conflict, the civil war in Sudan, and the Somali conflict. However, there is...

The end of German populist exceptionalism

The right-wing AfD is to stay, and will constrain Merkel's leadership - but less so than in neighbouring EU countries. AfD co-chair Frauke Petry speaks at the closing event for the party's local elections campaign in Hanover on September 10 By:Thorsten Benner @thorstenbenner Thorsten Benner is director...

No one recognises Somaliland as an independent state. I don’t get it

By: JOSEPH RWAGATARE I don’t understand the workings of international diplomacy. Some of what I see appears illogical. Most of it involves destroying and then trying to rebuild and destroying again. Or it is about fuelling conflict and then trying to defuse it. Sometimes there is...

Kenya is key to Somaliland recognition

By:Richard Miriti Kenya’s role in Africa should not be underestimated, since one party State Kenya has remained a force to be reckoned with in Africa. Moi through his well-articulated leadership had many enemies as well as friends in same measure. Moi was pro West and had...

Leadership Suitability in Unstable Horn of Africa: The Case of Somaliland 2017 Presidential Candidates

In a region where insecurity is the biggest threat to livelihoods, state institutions, economic development, and attraction of foreign direct investment, it is a valid question one to ask himself, who is suitable to lead Somaliland which is peaceful, but locates in volatile Horn...

Somaliland: Keep Ideology Out of K–12 Education

BY:Mohammed Dahir Ahmed Somaliland-Intense ideological competition is going on in Somaliland’s education system. The competition involves all tiers of education, without exception. Multiple Middle Eastern individuals and Islamic charitable organizations are trying hard to produce a generation bearing the Wahabi ideological flag. So far they...

How Donald Trump could make America great again

We don't have to vote for him to appreciate the realities exposed by the US' greatest reality TV star. The truth is, Trump is doing the US and the world a service by holding a giant mirror up to our collective soul, writes LeVine by Mark...

SOMALILAND: CORPORATE GOVERNANCE IS NECESSARY FOR PRIVATE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT

Written by:Mohammed Dahir Ahmed Horndiplomat-Private sector is the backbone of Somaliland economy and the biggest employment generator. However it has inherent limitations which limit its potential to expand and pool together capital in the form of shareholding. The Majority of Somaliland businesses are sole proprietorship,...

For Migrants, an Olympic Village in Ruins

By:DOVE BARBANELAUG ELLINIKO, Greece — Until the torch was lit and world records began falling in Brazil, the poor condition of the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro was a favorite theme of the news media. But Rio isn’t the only place with a housing...