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Media’s Complicated Relationship With Government

Eston Kwach Odongo Over the last several weeks there has been an interesting discourse going on in USA on whether or not the media is a danger to the nation or not. This discourse has steadily grown out of an uneasy relationship between some of the major media networks and …

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Open Letter To The Prime Minister Of Ethiopia Dr. Abbiy Ahmed

Abdi Halim M. Musa “NO MORE RANCOR AND ACRIMONY, NO MORE FINGER WAGGING AND TEETH GNASHING” Dear Prime Minister, First, I wish to congratulate and support for all your efforts to uplift Ethiopia’s youth from despair. I have always believed Ethiopia’s salvation and resurrection can only come through her youth. …

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My Somaliland Experience

Kingsley L. Ngange, Ph.D My maiden academic and friendly visit to Somaliland was, to say the least, awesome. It was two weeks of learning for me. Learning the culture, values and history of a great people that the world is yet to discover. My main destination was the Institute for …

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Somaliland Budget 2018: another Missed Opportunity

Yassin Abdillahi Ahmed Before I look at the budget in detail, I must say a word or two about the definition of budget. Budget is a financial plan that articulates the objectives and goals of a government for a certain period of time usually a year. In other words, it …

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A Scary Future Shock On The Horizon

Yusuf Deyr For me, Islam is my faith, Somaliland is first, and the philosophy of my party is justice to all. Appeasement to none. I am for truth, no matter who tells it. I am for justice, no matter who it’s for or against. I have not changed; I am …

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Somali Unity: A Failed Experiment

Ahmed Suleiman Omer “Don’t think of it as a failure, think of it as a designing experiments through which you are going to learn” – Tim Brown, CEO, IDEO. 58 years ago, Somaliland has taken its long waited and struggled independence from the Colony of the United Kingdom. Within four …

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Will the ultimatum for the mobile banking industry in Somaliland hold?

Nimco Ahmed Ismail  The Somaliland shilling has experienced a serious inflation rising from 6000 shillings/dollar to 10,000 shillings/dollar in less than two years. Somaliland’s ex-president, Mohamed Mahamoud Silanyo, has dedicated his last year in office to fighting the Somaliland currency inflation. In January of 2017, the president issued a decree …

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The Somalia-Somaliland Talks. A Crossroads or a Dead End?

Abdikadir D. Askar Somaliland’s Government perceives it as an opportunity to gain recognition; Somalia’s Federal Government, on the other hand, envisages recognition as a process of tearing the ‘Somali Republic’ apart. Whatever the myths surrounding any rational decision, the world is watching to see whether Somalis mend or break the …

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Dr. False, We Know That You Can Make The Trees Pregnant

Yusuf Deyr Dear reader, I don’t know who is me yet, I have  to discover myself again.   A hole needs filling in my wisdom tooth.   Yesterday was a painful memory, today is dark and there is no a promising tomorrow.    But anyhow, as a Somalilanders, we have no other choice, …

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Somaliland: Gang Violence Threatens Hargeisa Security

Yahye Mohamed Abdi I would like to enlighten the increasing gangs in Hargiesa city, the worsening of the Security and it is impact on the people living in the city. Generally, Gang violence is a major problem in the world. It equally affects and puts in danger in the lives …

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President Behi Tackles Major Hurdles Set in his Way

Ali Ege Duale  President Muse Bihi Abdi of the Republic of Somaliland is on an expedited mission to bring back the country to track after a dismal seven and half year of ailing President Silanyo’s tenure during which the institutions of governance deteriorated, public property and finance decimated, and the juridical processes marred. The challenges the new president has …

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Somaliland: a Precious Triangular Stone on the Red Sea.

President Musa, Is The Messiah Of Somaliland Somaliland: The former British Somaliland protectorate achieved full indepedence from the United kingdom on 26 june,1960,the state of Somaliland united with Somalia, a territory under a U.N mandated Italian Trusteeship until that same day, thereby creating the Somali Republic. The Republic of Somaliland …

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In The Fog Of War Like Father, Like Son

Yusuf Deyr The American dream has run out of gas.   The car has stopped.   It no longer supplies the World with  it’s image, it’s dreams, it’s fantasies.  No more.   It is over.  It supplies the World with it’s nightmares and terror.  The raid and conquer and occupation of other countries …

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We Were Combing A Bald Head For Seven Years

President Musa, Is The Messiah Of Somaliland Yusuf Deyr Reading the desperate face of the lay – man on the street is my favourite book.  Using his tongue as a pen inked with twisted tears, deep, deep from his heart.  As we share and have many things in common.  That …

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Somaliland: Not Getting Frozen In Time

Dr. Yusuf Dirir Ali Just yesterday I accidently met a Chinese-looking guy in a restaurant in Burao.  An acquaintance of mine introduced us and from there we began our conversation. The gentleman was a Chinese Muslim from North-West China and he came to Somaliland looking for investment opportunities. Mr. Abdurrahman …

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No illusions about the challenges facing Somaliland

By: Financial Times Last week, the Republic of Somaliland’s independent National Electoral Commission announced the result of our country’s presidential election, which took place on November 13. For a sixth consecutive occasion since 2003, Somaliland’s citizens participated in multi-party and largely peaceful elections, certified as free and fair by a …

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CONGRATULATIONS

I would like to congratulate the 29 young Somaliland ladies who succeeded to graduate in the profession of Office Management and Secretarial skills. These 29 young women succeeded out of 153 candidates who applied to the course. I was very proud to see how employers were hiring these young girls …

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Africa’s Singapore is slowly taking shape Bashir Goth

Djibouti does not frequently feature in the headlines, but the leader of the tiny country in the Horn of Africa and his international partners recently touted this state of rock mountains, and extremely hot weather as the new Dubai, the Shekou of East Africa, and the rising African Singapore.   …

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