Somaliland And Djibouti People – Kith & Kin

President Rayale’s visit to Djibouti was a strategic milestone at the right time at the right place. Politics is the art of the possible and President Rayale and President Gelle acted pragmatically seizing the right opportunity with shrewdness. Continue reading “Somaliland And Djibouti People – Kith & Kin”

Somaliland Peacefully Elects And Swears In Another President

By Jack McCaslin

On November 21, 2017, Somaliland peacefully elected its third president since 2003 and held its fifth peaceful election since declaring independence from Somalia in 1991. Continue reading “Somaliland Peacefully Elects And Swears In Another President”

The Troubled Democratic Transitions of African Liberation Movements

Zimbabwe’s recent political crisis has provided a lens into the challenges many African countries face in transitioning from their founding liberation movement political structures to genuine, participatory democracies. Continue reading “The Troubled Democratic Transitions of African Liberation Movements”

THINK AGAIN: Is Somaliland Still A Good News Story?

By Simon Allison, Consultant

Institute for Security Studies

In Somaliland, most politicians are known by their nicknames. So President Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud is ‘Sillanyo,’ which translates to ‘skinny lizard’ – a throwback to his youth when he was tall and slim. President Sillanyo is not skinny anymore, however, and nor should he be president – his term in office was supposed to expire on 26 June 2015. Continue reading “THINK AGAIN: Is Somaliland Still A Good News Story?”

Winning Women A Greater Say In Somaliland’s Policy-Making

By Katie Riordan
Hargeisa, Somaliland – Bar Seed is the only female member [women] in Somaliland’s 82-person Parliament, but activists hope upcoming national elections may end her isolation.

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