Category Archives: Somaliland

Somaliland Update: Recovering From Cyclone Sagar

Growing up as a young person in Central Florida, tropical weather was something that I and those around me paid attention to regularly.  In my own life and personal experience hurricanes have had an effect on my life and have … Continue reading

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Days Gone By

Yesterday night, a friend of mine posted on my Facebook page a photograph of a mildly embarrassing poem I had written as a teenager.  Despite the fact that I found the poem to be slightly cringy, I had to admit … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: The Youngbloods

“Come on people now, smile on me brother, everybody get together, try to love one another right now,” said the lyrics on the computer screen in St. Lucia as a gentleman spoke at the Feast of Tabernacles about different conceptions … Continue reading

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A Somali On The Margins

As I have a reasonable sized group of friends and acquaintances who are affiliated with (the) Ohio State University, and as I have for some reason a particular interest in the problems and repercussions of the collapse of Somalia it … Continue reading

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On The Applicability Of Divorce Law To The Recognition Of New Sovereign States

On this fifty-fifth anniversary of the independence of Somaliland from the United Kingdom [1], it is worthwhile to discuss the applicability of divorce law to the recognition of new sovereign states by the international community in institutions like the United … Continue reading

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Unconscious Coupling

Recently, actress Gweneth Paltrow became the subject of some ridicule when she wrote about the “conscious uncoupling” that she and estranged husband Chris Martin (lead singer of Coldplay) had undergone. By that, she means that her breakup was not the … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal For A Plebiscite To Resolve The Status Of The Republic Of Somaliland

Proposal: We hereby resolve to fix a date, as soon as possible, for an internationally supervised plebiscite throughout the territory of Somaliland to determine the will of its people to either remain as part of Somalia de jure or to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Somalia: The New Barbary?

Somalia: The New Barbary? Piracy And Islam In the Horn Of Africa, by Martin N. Murphy [Note: I received this book for free from Columbia University Press in exchange for an honest review. No corruption or bribery was necessary.] This … Continue reading

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Somaliland Update: Found In Translation

Recently I was able to read some very intriguing and quirky news about Somaliland, and as is my fashion, I thought it would be good to pass that news along to my readers. The first of the stories is a … Continue reading

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Somaliland Update: Free And Fair

For today’s Somaliland update, we bring you an account of the recent Somaliland local elections as well as a look at Somaliland’s praise of a spokesman for Somaliland recognition from the UK, showing how in stark contrast to the problems … Continue reading

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