Tuesday, May 18, 2021
“Men may promise more in a day than they will fulfil in a year”. In the previous talks many pledges (secondary ones though) were taken but with discontented outcomes. Rumours about the resumption of Somalia - Somaliland talks, stalled since...
The House of Representatives and Local government’s election seems to be postponed. To conduct the election on time, it would be necessary to have a concession between the leader of the Upper House, the Lower House and the President...
The Secret History of Al-Qaeda’s Most Powerful Ally by Harun Maruf and Dan Joseph by Liban Obsiye Saturday, December 15, 2018 This is one of those rare books that simply focuses on the subject from the beginning and keeps readers captivated. There is...

Being Bilingual

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By Isse Ali Language has power. The access of language can lead you to have different lives. My native tongue is Somali. At first, English felt like bricks on my tongue. It was so hard to speak. Things came out...
PIONEERING SOMALILAND JOURNALIST LOOKS BEYOND PRESENT-DAY HORIZONS By Abdikadir Askar, Communications Lead Somaliland’s pioneering first woman print journalist urges other women to believe in themselves and look for new horizons to break the mould of male-dominated media.   “It is what you think...
Guleid Ahmed Jama The Somaliland Minister of Civil Aviation confirmed that Somaliland accepted in principle the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to establish a military base in Berbera, but denied signing a memorandum of understanding. Despite the denial of a signed document,...
The reference to a “poisoned chalice” was most notably used in Act I, Scene VII of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, when Macbeth is contemplating the consequences of murdering King Duncan.  Macbeth broods as follows: “…that we but teach bloody instructions, which,...
Somali and Oromo peoples have been living next to each other and in some cases among each other for centuries if not millennia. And like any two communities that rub into each it is inevitable conflicts will arise over...
By Osman Hassan The Ethiopian Empire, for centuries the most backward and down-trodden country in Africa, is on the march. Not only has it been making spectacular strides on the economic front for over a decade but is now doubling...
By Abdirahman Mohamed Dirye Last weeks, the key founders of the ruling party Kulmiye left their lucrative jobs, not to look for better-paid jobs but to join Wadani the opposition party which in the words of the ‘great’ writer Boobe...