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Creation of Colony of Assab – 1882

Monday, February 27, 2017 @ 4:10 am

[This is a declaration by the Kingdom of Italy and its parliament regarding the transfer of the Assab area from Rubattino Company to the government of Italy and the creation of a colony on the area. This Act granted power to the Italian Ministry of [...]

Treaty | Contracts of Assab and Ras Lumah 1869 and 1870

Monday, February 27, 2017 @ 4:05 am

[The contract of Assab was a contract for the sale of lands in the area known as Asab to Mr Joseph Sapeto of the Rubattino Company on November 15, 1869. The sellers, Hassan-ben-Ahmad and Ibrahim-ben-Ahmad, were brothers in charge of the area [...]

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 [...]
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