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Book Review: Two Dianas In Somaliland

Two Dianas In Somaliland: The Record Of A Shooting Trip, by Agnes Herbert This is a strange and somewhat fascinating book that simply begs to be viewed from a variety of perspectives. The fact that the author claims herself to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Mammals Of Somaliland

The Mammals Of Somaliland by Ralph Evelyn Drake-Brockman This is a book that will not meet the approval of those with a contemporary view of animals and how they should be dealt with. This book generally consists of short and … Continue reading

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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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