As House Considers Bill Recognizing Kurdistan And Somaliland, Is This The Year Of The Self-Declared State?

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Beyond The Red Sea: A New Driving Force In The Politics Of The Horn

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Ethiopia: A Regional Power In The Making?

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IGAD Foreign Ministers In Juba On Shuttle Diplomacy

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Superpowers In The Horn

By Neamin Ashenafi

At a time of political upheavals, mass protests and violence taking place even after the state of emergency was ratified by lawmakers, the world’s superpowers seem more interested in the Horn of Africa more than ever. Continue reading “Superpowers In The Horn”

China’s Growing African Footprint Could Lock The US Out From Its Lone Africa Base

On the days before and after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson embarked on his first official trip to Africa, one issue has risen as the main concern among American officials: China’s ascendant role in the African continent. Continue reading “China’s Growing African Footprint Could Lock The US Out From Its Lone Africa Base”

Jeneraal MIlateriga Maraykanka Ah Oo Ka Digay Cawaaqib-Xumo Ka Dhalan Karta Haddii Shiinuhu La Wareego Dekedda Djibouti

Washington DC, March 8, 2018 (Saxafi) – Jeneraalka ugu sareeya Taliska Ciidamada Maraykanku ku leeyahay Africa ee AFRICOM ayaa Xildhibaanada Aqalka Sare Maraykanka (Congress) u sheegay inuu ka cabsi qabo in cawaaqib-xumada ay ciidamada Maraykanka ku yeelanayso haddii ay Shiinuhu la wareegaan maamulka Dekedda Djibouti, Continue reading “Jeneraal MIlateriga Maraykanka Ah Oo Ka Digay Cawaaqib-Xumo Ka Dhalan Karta Haddii Shiinuhu La Wareego Dekedda Djibouti”

Africa Should Avoid Forfeiting Sovereignty To China Over Loans: Tillerson

ADDIS ABABA – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Thursday that African countries should be careful not to forfeit their sovereignty when they accept loans from China, the continent’s biggest trading partner. Continue reading “Africa Should Avoid Forfeiting Sovereignty To China Over Loans: Tillerson”

Trump’s Comments On Africa Cast Pall Over Tillerson’s Long-Awaited Trip

By Paul Schemm

ADDIS ABABA, Ethi­o­pia — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Ethiopia on Wednesday at the start of a week-long trip that comes amid a sense on the continent that President Trump’s administration is simply uninterested in Africa. Continue reading “Trump’s Comments On Africa Cast Pall Over Tillerson’s Long-Awaited Trip”

US General Warns Of ‘Significant Consequences’ For Military If China Takes Control Of Key Port In Africa

The port in Djibouti, where the Pentagon has a military base, has been seized from its former operators – and US lawmakers worry it will be turned over to Beijing Continue reading “US General Warns Of ‘Significant Consequences’ For Military If China Takes Control Of Key Port In Africa”

Democracy On A Decline In East Africa – Report

The worst performers in East Africa are Somalia, 7, and South Sudan, 2. But the Republic of Somaliland scored 44 with a partly free status “due to the holding of a long-delayed presidential election.” Continue reading “Democracy On A Decline In East Africa – Report”

Dismissing Talk Of Breaking Away Is Futile If Historical Injustices Are Not Addressed

  • The only trigger that Kenya shares with the rest is a historical injustice.
  • We need to develop the capacity to hold leaders to account.

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Xog Ku Saabsan 7-dii Waddan Ee Taageeray Go’aanka Donald Trump Magaalada Barakaysan Ee Qudus

Warbaahinta dalka Maraykanka intooda badan ayaa si wayn uga faalooday, go’doonka Madaxweynaha dalkooda Donald Trump uu geliyay Maraykanka iyo sida dunidu uga soo wada hor jeesatay go’aankiisi uu dhawaan ku sheegay inuu magaalada Barakaysan ee Qudus ugu aqoonsaday Caasimadda Dalka Yuhuuda. Continue reading “Xog Ku Saabsan 7-dii Waddan Ee Taageeray Go’aanka Donald Trump Magaalada Barakaysan Ee Qudus”

Somaliland Hopes Election Will Bolster Case For Independence

The Republic of Somaliland set for third smooth presidential poll but economy still fragile Continue reading “Somaliland Hopes Election Will Bolster Case For Independence”

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”

DP World To Invest Half A Billion In Somaliland Port

Dubai-based port operator DP World has announced plans to spend $442m on the expansion of its port at Berbera in Somaliland. Continue reading “DP World To Invest Half A Billion In Somaliland Port”

Ethiopia Mulls Electricity Export To South Sudan, Somaliland

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, May 3, 2017 – Ethiopia is undertaking feasibility studies to export electricity to South Sudan and Somaliland. Continue reading “Ethiopia Mulls Electricity Export To South Sudan, Somaliland”

Firm Behavior In Fragile States: The Cases Of Somaliland, South Sudan, And Eastern Democratic Republic Of Congo

This report, based on field research, documents which features of business work in fragile areas and how businesses operate in regard to strategy, contract enforcement, and other aspects of firm behavior. Continue reading “Firm Behavior In Fragile States: The Cases Of Somaliland, South Sudan, And Eastern Democratic Republic Of Congo”

Somaliland Wants To Secede – Here’s Why Caution Is Necessary

Since 1991 Somaliland has declared itself independent from Somalia

By Peter Robert Woodward

Somaliland President Ahmed Mohamed Sillanyo recently claimed that more than one million citizens, out of the country’s population of 3.4 million, had signed a petition calling for the international community to recognize Somaliland. Continue reading “Somaliland Wants To Secede – Here’s Why Caution Is Necessary”