Tag Archive | Somaliland

Will the world heed the warnings of Somaliland’s savage drought?

From ITV News RAGEH OMAAR INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS EDITOR The international community has only now taken tentative steps to help Somaliland’s drought-hit population. Credit: ITV News ITV News International Affairs Editor Rageh Omaar has travelled across Somaliland as severe drought brings the unrecognised east-African nation to the brink of a preventable humanitarian catastrophe. Somaliland is a […]

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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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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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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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The Zombie Nation in the Lion’s Den

Center for Policy Analysis and Research By Abdiwahid Abdullahi* April 12, 2016 Since the awakening of the Somali nationalism in 1945 after the defeat of Dervish warriors in the Godan plains of Nugal, the Somalis were dreaming to settle an old grievance that divided the Somali inhabited territories. The arrival of the Europeans had not […]

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What Somaliland can teach the rest of Africa about peace and stability

Image: REUTERS/Feisal Omar Written by Nima Elmi, Senior Adviser, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Somaliland People often look at me with a bewildered expression on their face when I mention the Republic of Somaliland. Many assume that I meant to say Somalia. Mention the Horn of Africa and people inevitably think of […]

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We Live in Interesting Times: How the West Views Africa

The Strathink Editorial Team We live in interesting times. Our world today is faster, more connected and, in many ways, smaller than the planet we inhabited just twenty years ago. Yet, one part of our world seems surprising unchanged if we view that region from the perspective of the West—Africa. Despite the profound changes that […]

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Going it alone: Somaliland

From The Economist SAHRA HALGAN, a musician, fled Hargeisa in northern Somalia in 1991. The city she left was a smoking ruin; most of the population was scattered. But in 2013, after 22 years living in France and working as a cleaner, she felt the urge to return. “I love France, but my country is […]

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Somaliland: The Strains of Success

From The International Crisis Group AFP/ PETE CHONKA OVERVIEW Somaliland’s hybrid system of tri-party democracy and traditional clan-based governance has enabled the consolidation of state-like authority, social and economic recovery and, above all, relative peace and security but now needs reform. Success has brought greater resources, including a special funding status with donors – especially […]

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