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UAE military base will boost Somaliland-Ethiopia relations

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 @ 7:51 pm

(Mohamed Farah Abdi – Hargeisa, Somaliland) On 12 February 2017, the government of Somaliland accepted the formal application of the U.A.E. seeking permission from the Somaliland government to open a military base in Berbera. This application [...]

Public Service in Developmental States and the Ethiopian case

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 @ 5:51 pm

(Berhanu Tsegay) A major effort directed at establishing the relationship between public administration and development was undertaken by the United Nations recently. The UN’s Report (2005) stated that “no matter how organized and constitutional [...]

The Military Base put Somaliland in Jeopardy

Friday, January 13, 2017 @ 5:10 am

(Kudos Nahur – Berbera, Somaliland) The potential UAE military base in Berbera has seen controversy even within Somaliland presidency and its cohorts. Apart from these, there are various stakeholders connected to the port militarization [...]

The Impact of China on Western’s Policy towards Africa

Thursday, January 12, 2017 @ 4:57 am

Berhanu Tsegay (from MoFEC) [Oct, 2013] Abstract Driven by its own energy demands that are exponentially increasing as a result of its booming economy China has already begun extensively to play the field in Africa by offering a mix of loans on [...]

Rescuing Postgraduate Studies from the Downward Spiral of Shame

Saturday, January 7, 2017 @ 7:57 pm

(Tesfai Hailu) Anyone who has ever been enrolled in a postgraduate study at a credible university would know how demanding, exhausting and time-consuming it is. Prior to admission, not only does a prospective student have to earn above average [...]

Arabs dirty game in Somaliland once again

Friday, January 6, 2017 @ 5:06 am

(Kudos Nahur – Hargeysa, Somaliland) Somaliland’s delegation has been in United Arab Emirates (UAE) negotiating with DP World for the management of Berbera Port. But all of a sudden, local media reported that the Somaliland delegation [...]

Teachers and Democratisation of a Nation

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 @ 4:48 am

(Ephrem Tekle Yacob – Heidelberg University) In Ethiopia, the gap between the learner and the teacher is so wide that both entities do usually not dare to cross it. It looks like the relation between the two is characterised by their roles as [...]

Ethiopian-Somali, in defence of the multinational federalism

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 @ 5:06 am

(Ahmed Deeq Hussein) Ethiopian Somali region is either 1st or 2nd largest region, constitutes 1/3 of the country, and 3rd largest ethnic group with an estimated total population of 5 million. The region has more 3000 sq km international border [...]

Ethiopian diaspora among the most polarized

Thursday, November 10, 2016 @ 3:20 am

(Haftu Gebrezgabiher) Presently, the remittance income of Ethiopia hits over four billion USD. Its diaspora community has contributed over 37 million USD to the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) so far. Diaspora investment [...]
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