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Yusuf Deyr, Edmonton, Canada

SOMALILAND: The Last Song of Mr. Silanyo

By Yusuf Deyr To get a break from the depressing and stressful writing of the political hiccups of Mr. Silanyo and his rubbish regime. I took refuge in reading romantic episode in life and love, as a stress – relief and as a pain- killer. I borrowed a love novel book written by Mr. Nicholas Sparks...
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Attack At Canadian Parliament; Soldier Dead, Gunman Killed-(Video)

Toronto, (Al Jazeera) -A soldier has died after being shot at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, with a gunman later killed by guards after he rushed into the nearby national Parliament compex. Ottawa police confirmed the two deaths Wednesday afternoon, adding that the situation was still “ongoing”. The...
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SOMALIA: Foreign Companies and Front Line Countries Exploiting Somalia’s Failed State

By Ahmed-Yassin Mohammed Soyan and Ahmed Abdi Somalia’s two neighboring head of states’ utterance damped international community’s speculations that Kenya and Ethiopia want a peaceful neighbor of Somalia at this critical time. ” We worked your destruction before, but we are the...
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SOMALIA: Al Shabaab Says Stones Man To Death for Rape

By Feisal Omar and Abdi Sheikh Somalia’s al Shabaab militants said on Wednesday they had stoned an 18-year-old man to death for raping a woman at gunpoint in one of their strongholds in the southern Lower Shabelle region. The group, which pledges loyalty to al Qaeda, has been losing territory in...
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Somali Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed and Puntland President Abdiweli Mohamed Ali sign the agreement: Photo: UNSOM

ANALYSIS: The State of State-Building in Somalia

By Anthony Morland Nairobi, (IRIN) – A fence-mending deal signed this month by Somalia and Puntland has variously been hailed as a blueprint for stability and state-building in the wake of decades of civil war, and dismissed as a recipe for renewed inter-clan violence. The 14 October agreement...
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Somaliland’s Oil Security Impact: Are the Risks of Mining Exaggerated over Economic Benefits?

By Abdirahman Mohamed Dirye Unlike the Arabian Oil of which led hash Arabia to become highest income per capita, African oil so far with notable exception of Angola has been exploited by few people in power at the best and destabilized certain African countries at the worst like Nigeria and The Sudan...
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SOMALILAND: Scotland and Catalonia Independence Campaigns Inspires Us, Says President Silanyo-(Video)

By Abdirisak Itaqile Somaliland president Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud “Silanyo” has said that the ongoing independence movements in Scotland and Catalonia have buoyed hopes that Somaliland could soon gain independence from Somalia. President Silanyo made these remarks during an interview with Mark Anderson...
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Somaliland President Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud "Silanyo" pictured on 18 May 2014 during the celebrations of the 23 anniversary of Somaliland independence

SOMALILAND: Silanyo’s Disastrous Legacy and How to Avert It

By Abdirahman Mohamed Dirye What his legacy will look like after his departure? Will Somaliland survive? We’ve seen worrisome rise of insecurity in nationwide level of which top military brass officers were brutally murdered in broad daylight in their barracks; militant attacks in region-wide, and...
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SOMALIA: Are the U.S, UK and Front line countries paralyzing Somalia?

By Ahmed Abdi Somalilandmonitor -Somalia was one of the best powerful nations of the African continent ever since it gained its full-Independence from English and Italian colonies and right after its full Independence many African countries including South Africa, Eritrea and Djibouti gained their Independence...
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The (former) Shabelle Media Network building in Mogadishu, Somalia.

Journalism in Somalia – Booming but Beset By Dangers

By Jay Bahadur, African Arguments Mogadishu — Mohamed Abdi Warsame’s hand shakes as he places it on my knee. “Some say my brother was killed over a woman,” he says. “That’s not true. He was killed for the sake of the truth.” After the evening prayer on October 21,...
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