Tag Archives: South Sudan

Book Review: The Root Causes Of Sudan’s Civil Wars

The Root Causes Of Sudan’s Civil Wars:  Old Wars And New Wars, by Douglas H. Johnson If you happen to have an interest in Sudan and South Sudan and their seemingly intractable problems [1], this book does a good job … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Concise History Of South Sudan

A Concise History Of South Sudan:  New And Revised Edition, edited by Anders Breidlid, Avelino Androga Said & Astrid Kristine Breidlid This book is the answer to a question that few people would ask but which is worth asking:  what … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Black Nile

The Black Nile:  One Man’s Amazing Journey Through Peace And War On The World’s Longest River, by Dan Morrison In looking at this author’s work with Slate and his obvious leftist perspective, I am tempted as a reader to troll … 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: Don’t Look Back

It looks like Somaliland took advantage of the opportunity of the London conference and made a clear case for independence in front of an international audience of policy makers, making a principled stand rather than allowing itself to be sucked … Continue reading

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Somaliland Update: The Space Between

In today’s Somaliland update I would like to examine the space between the business climate within Somaliland (and its neighbors) and the perspective of the world on those areas. We have a helpful guide into this problem through the eyes … Continue reading

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The African Union And The Arab League

The recent apparent flight of Gaddafi from Tripoli, though not the end of the conflict between the rebel forces and his regime, signifies a new stage where the rebel forces will not have to transition into a functioning government in … 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: 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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