Archive | Somaliland

A Measured U.S. Strategy for the New Africa

We don’t like what comes out of the Atlantic Council on Eritrea and Somalia under the name Bronwyn Bruton, but J. Peter Pham more often than not hits the mark. Rumors of Dr. Pham being named Undersecretary of State for Africa is good news to the policy community in Washington, D.C. Here are his thoughts […]

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Interview with Ambassaodr David Shinn on the Horn

  From Joomla Who is David Shinn and what is his relationship with the Horn of Africa? A:  David Shinn, who has a BA, MA, and PhD from George Washington University, served from1964 through 2000 as a Foreign Service officer with the U.S. Department of State.  Nearly all of his assignments dealt with Africa either […]

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America’s Approach To Somalia Has Failed. It Now Has Two Options

From World Politics Review Steven Metz Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 One of the most momentous decisions the United States made after 9/11 was to go on the offensive against violent extremists, seeking to cut them off at their source. This was to be done by helping governments in the Islamic world provide prosperity, security, justice […]

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Somalia: Somaliland – Kill All but the Crows

Al Jazeera P Photo: amediaagency.com/ To much of the world, Somalia has a fearsome reputation. It is seen as one of the most dangerous places on the planet – a failed state that is widely believed to be home to warlords, pirates and terrorists. To much of the world, Somalia has a fearsome reputation. It […]

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Ramadan Mubarak

Strathink would like to wish all of its Muslim readers a blessed Ramadan

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Why Kenya Announced An Unrealistic But Alarming Plan To Rid The Country Of Refugees

Aid groups warn that forcing hundreds of thousands of refugees out would create instability and a humanitarian disaster. Charlotte AlfredWorld Reporter, The Huffington Post TONY KARUMBA VIA GETTY IMAGES Over 350,000 people live in Dadaab in northeast Kenya, the largest refugee camp in the world. When Kenya threatened last Friday to shut down the largest […]

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Somalia and Somaliland restart dialogue

By Mohamed Amin Jibril HARGEYSA, 13 May 2016 Somalia has made a $1 million donation to the drought-hit breakaway northwestern region of Somaliland, ahead of controversial talks between the two sides later this month to clarify their future relations. Mogadishu, far from one of the world’s flushest governments, has been quick to point out the […]

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The Good Wife in Somaliland

New York Times Photo CreditIllustration by Melinda Josie One August afternoon last year, waiting in the polished lobby of the Maan-Soor Hotel in Hargeisa, Somaliland, I wondered if it wasn’t too late to cancel the appointment I had made. I had been returning to the city of my birth regularly for the past eight years, […]

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ISIS celebrates its first-ever attack in Somalia

GILAD SHILOACH The Islamic State claimed responsibility for a terror attack in Somalia—its first-ever attack in the East African nation. In an official statement circulated by the group’s supporters on Twitter and Telegram, ISIS said its fighters detonated a car bomb targeting forces belonging to the African Union Forces—peacekeeping troops—on the outskirts of the capital […]

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The Fight To Stop Al Shabab From Disrupting Somalia’s Elections

World This is a critical year for the troubled African nation. Charlotte Alfred REUTERS/TOBIN JONES/AU-UN IST PHOTO/HANDOUT A Somali soldier patrols a town captured from al Shabab. The Islamist militant group is trying to disrupt Somalia’s political transition in 2016. Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around […]

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