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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 [...]

Somaliland Parliament approved UAE military base deal

Monday, February 13, 2017 @ 6:50 pm

The parliament of Somaliland ratified on Sunday an agreement for a United Arab Emirates (UAE) military base in the port of Berbera. The agreement was reached months ago between the officials of the two governments, on the sidelines of the [...]

Somalia: Mohamed Abdullahi “Farmaajo” elected president

Thursday, February 9, 2017 @ 12:11 am

Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, a former Somali prime minister and dual Somalia-U.S. citizen, was elected president of Somalia after two rounds of voting by the country’s newly selected parliament. The departing president, Hassan Sheikh [...]

Ethiopia: State of Emergency grants PM sweeping powers

Sunday, October 9, 2016 @ 10:52 pm

Ethiopian government decreed a state of emergency on Sunday. Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced the decree on Sunday at noon on the state-owned tv. The decree followed the deadly week of protests across Oromia and in some parts of the [...]

The Legality Of The Wolqait Question: Issues To Worry About

Thursday, September 15, 2016 @ 5:41 am

(Zeray W/Senbet) [Clink on the table of contents to jump to specific section] 1. Preliminaries What is an identity question? What is state border delimitation change/re-adjustment question? And how does Ethiopian law protect them? What is the [...]

Ethiopia: Chaos for Votless Power

Friday, September 2, 2016 @ 3:03 am

The voice of its People is the voice of the country! Not those crimes committed on its citizens! Invisible, insensible, unpredictable but wrongly to those inhabited by alien life and mind set. It is all about the consequences of what is being [...]

Hate speech, ethnic tension ahead of Kenya’s 2017 elections

Friday, July 29, 2016 @ 5:11 pm

(Peter Alingo) As Kenya prepares for elections next year, the political die seems already cast. With the Coalition for Reform and Democracy (CORD) facing off against the ruling Jubilee Coalition, the political temperature is rising. Political [...]

AU Commission Elections: from bad to worse?

Friday, July 1, 2016 @ 5:38 pm

It has been four years since the controversial, highly contested and divisive campaign and election of the current chairperson of the AU Commission Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma in 2012. With Dr Dlamini Zuma’s incumbency coming to an end and her [...]

Abdirahman Abdishakur announces candidacy for Somalia President

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 @ 3:09 pm

Abdirahman Abdishakur Warsame announced his candidacy for Somali president in the 2016 election. The announcement was made at Hotel Jazeera Palace, attended by politicians, intellectuals, members of federal parliament, and leaders of other political [...]

Somalia| Key politicians form Wadajir Party ahead of election

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 @ 2:14 pm

Seasoned Somali politicians launched a new party ahead of the parliamentary election to held in 2016. The new party, named, Wadajir Party was launched on June 9, 2016 in Mogadishu. The ceremony, which took place in Hotel SYL was attended by [...]
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