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Somaliland

Somaliland:The Challenges of Somaliland Agriculture

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Somaliland needs badly agricultural policy encouraging technology transfer to increase local crop productions both for small scale farmers and large scale farmers in the country. It is not an easy task; it requires endeavors regarding formulation of policies on food self-sufficiency, by boosting domestic production of major food staples with technology transfer and mobilizations of […]

Somaliland

SOMALILAND: CHANGING THE LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION MODE BACKGROUND

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Somaliland’s rural community is almost entirely pastoralist practicing livestock production in a traditional manner. The livestock produced by these pastoralists contribute 70% of the country’s GDP according to officials in the ministry of livestock development. Moreover, livestock trading is a lucrative business which generates significant profits for the pastoralists and for the traders, while the […]

Somalia

Somalia strives to shake off “failed state” tag

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By Abdi Sheikh and Richard Lough MOGADISHU/NAIROBI (Reuters) – Western powers are in early talks on writing off Somalia’s debt, a big shift for a country that was long branded a failed state and has with help scored successes against al Qaeda-linked rebels and piracy. Just two years ago, Islamist militants and African peacekeepers fought […]

Opinions

Somaliland: H.E. Minister Zamzam A Aden: A Model of Courage.

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“Honorable president, you and your minister of education have entitled to join the genius book of Somaliland because of the ray of sunshine you have provided for the students” Human life goes through subsequent stages with experience thrive, the journey from home to the school is one that has its own circumstances which based on […]

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The current Somaliland government deserves our cooperation rather than counteraction

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Beginning of this year (2013) when the U.S.A has recognized the beleaguered and rudderless government of Somalia, in all social layers and on each end of the political spectrum in the Somaliland Republic there has been an unnecessary worrisome and public hysteria created, activated and directed by some unbalanced and politically immature Somaliland politicians. We […]

Somalia

Somalia: Fixing the dysfunctional government machinery

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March 23, 2013 It was a sign of hope to see both the self declared Independent state of Somaliland and the Republic of Somalia in the same week take steps towards forming a functioning civil service. Proud graduates in Hargiesa, already government employees, paraded their Civil Service Institute certificates after the successful completion of their […]

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Somalia: $50,000 for info on journalists’ killers

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MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The Somali government is offering a $50,000 reward for information that leads to the convictions of those killing journalists, the country’s prime minister said. Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon said over the weekend that the reward will help ensure that such killers are brought to justice. Somalia is one of the […]

Africa

Djibouti government under pressure as election nears

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15 February 2013 With one week to go until Djibouti’s parliamentary elections, Djibouti’s government is under intense pressure from political opposition and its own people after 37 years of one party rule. Ahead of the elections on 22 February, the Mayor of Djibouti has publicly denounced the Government. Djibouti’s Energy Minister and Minister of Islamic […]

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Ethiopia 2012: Human Rights and Government Wrongs

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Another Groundhog Year In December 2008, I wrote a weekly commentary lamenting the fact that 2008 was “Groundhog Year” in Ethiopia: It was a repetition of 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004… Everyday millions of Ethiopians woke up only to find themselves trapped in a time loop where their lives replayed like a broken record. Each “new” day […]

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Stand for Somaliland Institutions

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Somaliland’s political process to function fairly and democratically at all times would need solid institutions in unison with vibrant civil society that acts as the cohesion in our social fabric. The involvement of Institutions and civil society affords us a stronger anchor to hedges our fragile democracy and platform where differences of opinions prevail from […]

World

Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman’s Travel to Somalia

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On November 4, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman visited Mogadishu, Somalia to meet with Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mahamud, Speaker of the Federal Parliament Mohammed Osman Jawari, African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) Force Commander Lieutenant General Andrew Gutti, the UN Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General for Somalia, and […]

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The Strange Destiny of Somaliland Youth

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Time is precious is a famous global quote that interprets the importance of life’s cycle and so is the youth. I took that quote as an example to show the essence of the Youth which is tomorrow’s future that needs to be taken in consideration for the prosperity of our country well-being, which is a […]

Africa

Somalia: Progress on a Constitution

Somali delegates read the book of the constitution during the National Constituent Assembly meeting in Mogadishu. A special assembly is tasked with voting on a new constitution for war-torn Somalia as the corruption-riddled government approaches the end of its mandate next month. (Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images)

Somali delegates read the book of the constitution during the National Constituent Assembly meeting in Mogadishu.(Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images) MOGADISHU — Delegates agreed Wednesday to a new draft constitution for Soma that is meant to help the violence-torn East African country return to stability. The delegates finished their deliberations despite a suicide bombing outside the conference. […]

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Somalia: Organic peace is needed

Somali delegates read the book of the constitution during the National Constituent Assembly meeting in Mogadishu. A special assembly is tasked with voting on a new constitution for war-torn Somalia as the corruption-riddled government approaches the end of its mandate next month. (Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images)

Somali delegates read the book of the constitution during the National Constituent Assembly meeting in Mogadishu (Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images). BY ALI MOHAMED This month, the Somali clan elders are convening in Mogadishu for a United Nations-sponsored peace and reconciliation effort to craft a “road map.” Their daunting task: selecting delegates that will try to ratify […]

Africa

SOMALIA: New draft constitution gets thumbs up

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Turkey’s Ambassador to Somalia, Mr Cemalettin Kani Toru, greets Somalia’s Prime Minister in Istanbul, Turkey (HOL). NAIROBI — Somalia’s political leaders have approved a draft constitution the U.N. says was almost seven years in the making. Somalia is undergoing several political transitions over the next two months, including the adoption of the constitution by an […]