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Somali vs. Somalian: On The Weaponization Of Identity

We live in a world where identity politics have frequently been a problem and one of the obvious areas where identity politics has helped to lead to the misery of a great many people is the Horn of Africa.  Having … Continue reading

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Beggar Thy Neighbor

One of the ways that one can tell that a scarcity mindset is in place is when there are actions taken that “beggar thy neighbor” instead of working together. When resources are plentiful enough to share, then the ability to … Continue reading

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Somaliland Update: Establishing Sovereignty, German Anti-Piracy Solution

Today I would like to talk about two recent developments in the Horn of Africa that I believe are related to each other through a connection of how legitimacy for actions is developed and acquired in the contemporary world scene. … Continue reading

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Between A Rock And A Hard Place: The Fate Of Ousted Dictators And Divided Nations

The sight of loony and oppressive former Libyan Dictator Gaddafi ought to be a cautionary tale for other dictators in the region. Gaddafi, like Barre in Somalia, sought to hold together his oppressive rule, which had been supported (or at … Continue reading

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Somaliland Update: Reliable Nation, Aid Mission To Somalia, ExtendedBITS

Today’s Somaliland Update explores a couple of threads, looking at how Somaliland is already a reliable member of the international community in terms of its acceptance of international norms of behavior as well as its participation in sending aid missions … Continue reading

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Somaliland Update: State Visit To China Pays Immediate Dividends To Somaliland Infrastructure

Two weeks ago, Somaliland247 announced that Somaliland President Ahmed Silanyo was leading a high-level ministerial delegation on a trip to China [1]. Normally, a trip like this, which was promised to help Somaliland’s economic ties with China, is going to … Continue reading

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Somaliland Update: War Crimes Trial, UK Minister Visit, SYANA Political Contacts

It has been a reasonably active (and reasonably political) last couple of weeks for Somaliland. Let us therefore examine some of the latest Somaliland news. We have a former Somali Prime Minister being tried in the United States for war … Continue reading

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Somaliland Update: SYANA Gets Busy, South Sudan Invite Pays Diplomatic Dividends

Even though the last Somaliland update was not that along ago [1], there has been a fair amount of interesting news, so I thought it worthwhile to update again, even after less than a week. We will be looking today … Continue reading

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Today In History: On July 9, 2011, South Sudan Became An Independent Nation

On July 4, 1776, after more than a year of warfare, a fledgling nation declared independence, seeking to unify around a cause of liberty and freedom not only for itself but for a candid world. That nation was the United … Continue reading

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Somaliland Update: European Attention, South Sudan Invitation, Launch of Youth Organization

Today’s Somaliland Update is full of unusual efforts to increase the profile of Somaliland internationally, increase the support of Somaliland youth for their homeland, and of European nations to help benefit their own strategic calculations in the Horn of Africa. … Continue reading

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