Tuesday, October 19, 2021
By Ismail D. Osman As both federal and resistance forces continue to escalate a brutal and devastating civil war in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, this week the United States imposed sanctions on Filipos Woldeyohannes, the chief of staff of the Eritrea Defense...
By Mohamed Omar Hashi Electoral processes are at the core of every democratic society. These processes provide an effective mechanism for the peaceful transfer of power and the source of legitimacy for the elected representatives. Without fair and regular elections,...
By Abdi Ali The events in Afghanistan show that no one can defy gravity, demonstrating that lofty ideals and sophisticated military intervention, however well-intentioned, cannot endure past local reality when it hits. This was shown to be particularly true if...
Defamation is a “false statement presented as a fact that causes injury or damage to the character of the person it is about.’ “Lately, the so-called Somaliland Committee for the Promotion of Virtues and the Prevention of Vice (SCPVPV)...
The Somaliland democracy was thirty years in the making after enduring thirty years of despair that preceded and ultimately ended up in the destruction and death of hundreds of thousands of innocent men and women through ethnic cleansing. Nonetheless, Somaliland...
Turkey’s growing smart power approach in Somalia is significant for both sid By Ibrahim Mukhtarecade A decade ago, when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, then prime minister, set foot in Mogadishu, the most high-profile visit by a non-African leader to Somalia...
On May 18, 2021, Somaliland celebrated its 30th independence anniversary after unilaterally breaking away from Somalia in 1991. Compared to its neighbors across the Horn of Africa, and indeed much of East Africa, Somaliland represents a relatively stable territory...
There is no shortage of bad news coming from the Horn of Africa when it comes to democracy, security, and human rights. In November 2020, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed launched a war against the northern province of Tigray. While the Nobel Laureate couched...
The first act of a newly elected parliament, after members have taken the pledge of loyalty, is the election of a speaker. The parliament speaker is an elected MP who presides the sessions of the parliament, maintains order during sessions, punishes...
By Mohamed Yarow In Somalia, the clan system has always been a major factor in the running of social and political affairs, and ever since the power-sharing system based on the 4.5 methods was introduced in 2000 during the peace...