The role of war in processes of state-making has long been hotly disputed. Although generally considered an African ‘success story’, the case of Somaliland, whose unilateral declaration of independence was embedded in violent conflict, may be instructive. Continue reading State-Making At Gunpoint: The Role Of Violent Conflict In Somaliland’s March To Statehood
There has been mutually beneficial peaceful co-existence between Puntland and Somaliland. For instance, there was free movement of people and merchandise on both sides of the border. Continue reading “Recent Clashes Between Somaliland And Puntland: The Role Of The Farmajo’s Government”
Yemen’s ousted leader Ali Abdullah Saleh has been killed by Houthi rebels near the capital, Sanaa, a development expected to have major implications for the war in the Arab world’s poorest country. Continue reading “Yemen: Ex-President Ali Abdullah Saleh Killed”
- Ethiopia supplies most of the miraa consumed in Hargeisa, Somaliland and Djibouti.
- Nyamita spokesman Kimathi Munjuri said they are now delivering 12 tons of miraa to Hargeisa since last week.
- Somaliland broke away from the Federal Republic of Somalia in 1991.
Ethiopian Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, has called on major stakeholders to assist the government to achieve a durable peace among the feuding parties in the Oromia and Somali regional states. Continue reading “Ethiopian PM Woos Stakeholders To Help Resolve Oromo-Somali Ethnic Conflict”
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”
Chronic conflict is preventing effective response to Somalia’s prolonged drought and humanitarian crisis. This special briefing, the third in a series of four examining the famine threats there and in Yemen, South Sudan and Nigeria, urges Somalia to improve governance and promote countrywide clan reconciliation to end the war. Continue reading “Instruments Of Pain (III): Conflict And Famine In Somalia”
How the domestic drivers of peace and development work when unhindered by significant variables such as aid and other forms of international intervention is examined in an open-access article by Dr Sarah Phillips published this month. Continue reading “Somaliland: When Less Was More”
People and Power goes on the trail of a Somali army commander accused of involvement in mass killings and war crimes.
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. Continue reading “Somaliland: Kill All But The Crows”
10,500 Migrants Arrive In War-Torn Yemen Since March: UN AFP/Mohammed Huwais – Yemeni armed men stand amidst the debris of a house destroyed in an air-strike by the Saudi-led coalition in Sanaa on July 6, 2015 Thousands of Ethiopians and other migrants are flooding into war-torn Yemen, the United Nations said Tuesday, with many of them tricked by smugglers into believing the fighting there is over. Johannes Van Der Klaauw, the UN’s Humanitarian… View On WordPress Continue reading 10,500 Migrants Arrive In War-Torn Yemen Since March: UN
Muqdisho: Dagaal Toos Ah Oo Iskaga Hor Yimaadeen Ciidanka Dawladda Somaaliya Iyo Kooxda Al Shabaab Muqdisho, Soomaaliya, June 22, 2015 (Saxafi)-dagaal toos ah ayaa isku haleelay kooxda Al shabaab iyo ciidamada dawlada Soomaaliya. Continue reading