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Somaliland: Two Different Men, Two Different Human Beings, Two Different Actions

Somaliland: Two Different Men, Two Different Human Beings, Two Different Actions

  The two men featured in these photos were both officers in the armed forces of the late Siyad Barre regime in Somalia. Ahmed Mohamed Hassan was an Air Force pilot who flew Mig jets, Yusuf Abdi Ali, aka Colonel “Tuke” was the head of the 5th Brigade in Gabiley, Somaliland.    Both men were […]

Somaliland: The Tour Of The Two Professors

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Somaliland: The Tour Of The Two Professors

Professors Ahmed Ismail Samatar and Ali Khalif Galaydh have been crisscrossing Somaliland holding lectures and forums from Las Anod to Borama. The lectures and the subsequent debates, question and answer sessions, have been dubbed by the two academics as “tabliiq siyaasadeed”, a political round table.   The lectures and debates have been interesting, stimulating, controversial, […]

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The incarceration of children brings Somaliland into disrepute

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The incarceration of children brings Somaliland into disrepute

For all the many challenges that a state such as Somaliland faces, it is important to appreciate that much has been achieved thus far, whilst plenty remains to be done. Those who walk the corridors of accountability whether as ministers or those charged with shaping present and future policy must be particularly mindful of the […]

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Can Somaliland Feed its people?

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Can Somaliland Feed its people?

The country is cultivated only 5% percent of its arable land and is not self-sufficient in food and most of our foods are imported from foreign countries. Cognizant of this, Ministry of Agriculture and Development started cultivation of Field Crops at Wajale, Xaaxi and Beer with the aim to increase food productions and to draw […]

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How Bebera has transformed through the years?

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How Bebera has transformed through the years?

I went for a short working visit to the coastal city of Berbera, which I had to go to during school holidays. Again,   I obtained opportunity to peregrinate to this city conventionally between the years of 1995-2006 from COOPI international NGO to whom I worked for had a main office in Borama and sub office […]

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Somali Unity: A Failed Experiment

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Somali Unity: A Failed Experiment

“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 days they sacrificed without any pre-agreed conditions to […]

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SOMALILAND: A DE FACTO STATE – by Nimo Osman Abdi

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SOMALILAND: A DE FACTO STATE – by Nimo Osman Abdi

In May 1991, Somaliland emerged as a self-declared independent state in the aftermath of the failure and subsequent collapse of Siyad Barre’s Somalia. Although ethnically and linguistically Somalilanders are undistinguishable from their counterparts in Somalia, the republic of Somaliland has achieved an important distinction: while Somalia remains fundamentally anarchic, with no substantial national government to […]

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Iran’s Nuclear Deal And The Middle East Politic

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Iran’s Nuclear Deal And The Middle East Politic

The Islamic Republic of Iran is the largest country in the Middle East in population wise, the second biggest country in a land area, after Saudi Arabia and the 29th country of the world when sorted by nominal Gross Domestic Product according to the referred terms of the international financial and statistical institutions such as the […]

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The Dignity and Self-determination of the people of Somaliland HAVE NO PRICE!!

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The Dignity and Self-determination of the people of Somaliland HAVE NO PRICE!!

The current state of affairs with regard to Somaliland’s statehood and its quest for recognition has entered a critical phase as the weak government of Somalia, under the leadership of Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud, pushes their agenda to convince the international community about the virtues of their claim on the Republic Somaliland. The beleaguered government of […]

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Musa Bihi Blames Information Minister for his Past Deadly Remark

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Musa Bihi Blames Information Minister for his Past Deadly Remark

      In a turn of recent events the Chairman of the ruling political party and candidate for the Presidential nomination of the Party Musa Bihi Abdi has accused a fellow party member and cabinet minister for his haunted past. On Monday night (October 5th) Chairman Musa Bihi Abdi was a guest of Horn […]

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