Independent Kurdistan Won’t Be Against Interest Of Its Neighbors

By Manish Rai

Iraqi Kurdistan is standing on the verge of historic proposed referendum for its independence. In an exclusive interview with Manish Rai, editor Viewsaround. Kurdistan Foreign Minister Mr. Falah Mustafa said that independent Kurdistan will not be against the interest of its neighbors. Mr. Mustafa added Kurdistan will pursue the good neighborly relations based on mutual respect, understanding, and benefit. Following is the detailed interview of Kurdish Foreign Minister; Continue reading “Independent Kurdistan Won’t Be Against Interest Of Its Neighbors”

How Does A Country Become A Country? An Expert Explains

image-20160809-11006-1wg45ksBy Rebecca Richards

Lecturer in International Relations, Keele University

Within the space of a week this autumn, the people of Catalonia and Kurdistan will be asked if they want to live in an independent country. If these two referendums result in declarations of independence, what happens next? Continue reading “How Does A Country Become A Country? An Expert Explains”

The West Should Stop Its Tomfoolery On Somaliland Recognition

With words like democracy, religious freedom and human rights, Mikael Torstensson and Magnus Oscarsson are trying to convince the world that Somaliland should be recognized as an independent state. Continue reading “The West Should Stop Its Tomfoolery On Somaliland Recognition”

In Somaliland, Amid Persistent Drought, A Nation Of Herders Plots A New Course

In Somaliland, part of famine prevention means keeping people at home, rather than wandering for help. It also means laying the ground for a major shift to lessen dependence on livestock, the backbone of Somalis’ survival for centuries. Part 4 of our series on famine resilience. Continue reading “In Somaliland, Amid Persistent Drought, A Nation Of Herders Plots A New Course”

Somaliland: Ten Years Of International Book Fair

When Jama Muse Jama announced ten years ago that he is holding a Book Fair in Hargeisa. I vividly remember people talking about it and each one giving a different explanation about what the book fair would be. Continue reading “Somaliland: Ten Years Of International Book Fair”

As The U.S. Gets More Involved In Somalia, Beware These Three Fallacies

​By Michael F. Harsch, Maximilian M. Meduna and Teresa Krug

The United States is getting more involved in Somalia, the nation in the Horn of Africa that has been wrestling with violent conflict and political instability for nearly three decades. Continue reading “As The U.S. Gets More Involved In Somalia, Beware These Three Fallacies”

The Star Singing For Somaliland’s Recognition

By Chris Giles

Musical icon Sahra Halgan was one of the many people who fled Somaliland after the brutal Siyad Barre regime, which left the self-declared country in ruins. Continue reading “The Star Singing For Somaliland’s Recognition”

Investing In Somaliland- Is It Dubai 20 Years Ago?

By Kurt Davis Jr.

This article was published on Feb 1, 2013, at africa.com website and since then there is some changes in the title of some characters which the author quoted in this article.  Continue reading “Investing In Somaliland- Is It Dubai 20 Years Ago?”

Mattis And Tillerson Are Trying To Sooth A Crisis In The Persian Gulf, But Trump Keeps Picking On A US Ally

By Christopher Woody

In early June, several Arab countries, led by Saudi Arabia, cut diplomatic ties with neighboring Qatar over its alleged funding of terrorist groups and intention of “destabilizing the region.” Continue reading “Mattis And Tillerson Are Trying To Sooth A Crisis In The Persian Gulf, But Trump Keeps Picking On A US Ally”

Somaliland’s Children Dying As Drought And Border Dispute Create Fatal Mix

Analysis By Sally Sara

It’s being described as the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II. More than 20 million people are at risk of starvation, mostly in Africa. Continue reading “Somaliland’s Children Dying As Drought And Border Dispute Create Fatal Mix”

Cardiff Man Appeals For Help After Cousin Is Kidnapped In Libya

Abdi Egal, 52, from Canton, said his 19-year-old cousin Hakim was kidnapped after trying to get into Europe after leaving his home in Somaliland Continue reading “Cardiff Man Appeals For Help After Cousin Is Kidnapped In Libya”

UN Leashed

The UN has long been derided as little more than a talking shop. But that is not down to the UN itself, but rather, the powerful nations that seek to use it as a tool, argues Xiaochen Su. Continue reading “UN Leashed”

Divisions Among Gulf Arab States Increases Instability In The Horn Of Africa

Gulf Cooperation Council isolation of Qatar impacts Djibouti, Eritrea, Somalia, Somaliland, Ethiopia and Sudan Continue reading “Divisions Among Gulf Arab States Increases Instability In The Horn Of Africa”

Gulf Crisis Is Leading To Difficult Choices In The Horn Of Africa

Tensions between the Gulf states are pushing their neighbors and partners into choosing sides. Continue reading “Gulf Crisis Is Leading To Difficult Choices In The Horn Of Africa”

Somaliland Offers Investors Chance To Make History

Prosperity will support the republic’s bid for international recognition Continue reading “Somaliland Offers Investors Chance To Make History”

DP World Sees Opportunities In Inland Ports

Sultan Bin Sulayem, DP World group chairman and chief executive officer says company to focus on positioning itself on New Silk Road Continue reading “DP World Sees Opportunities In Inland Ports”

It’s Time For The Trump Administration To Step Up In The Qatar Crisis

By John Hannah

Late last week, the Gulf crisis took a new turn when Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and Bahrain at long last presented the regime in Qatar with a list of 13 demands that must be accepted before they are prepared to reestablish normal political and economic relations. Continue reading “It’s Time For The Trump Administration To Step Up In The Qatar Crisis”

UAE Military Buildup Draws Scrutiny After Allegations Of Secret Torture Prisons In Yemen

CAIRO – With soccer sponsorships, record-setting skyscrapers and wintertime golfing, the United Arab Emirates has projected an image of comfort and opportunity in a volatile region. Continue reading “UAE Military Buildup Draws Scrutiny After Allegations Of Secret Torture Prisons In Yemen”

Cash Is Falling Out Of Fashion – Will It Disappear Forever?

By Bhaskar Chakravorti

On June 27, the ATM turns 50. Former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker once described it as the “only useful innovation in banking.” But today, the cash that ATMs dispense may be on the endangered list. Continue reading “Cash Is Falling Out Of Fashion – Will It Disappear Forever?”

UNPO Organizes A Successful Football Cup For Unrepresented Nations

Eight teams competed for the UNPO Cup in a peaceful and joyful, yet competitive atmosphere. Continue reading “UNPO Organizes A Successful Football Cup For Unrepresented Nations”