Opinion

EDITORIAL: Let's solve the student debt problem

Today’s Perspective feature, in The Gazette’s recently expanded Sunday editorial section, grapples with the nationwide dilemma of student loan debt
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OPINION | Xenophobia: Time for cool heads to prevail in Nigeria and South Africa

Xenophobia is a distraction from the leadership role that Nigeria and South Africa should play on the continent on fundamental
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Somaliland Security: How a brazen religious zealots took over the Burao city government

Lewis Center, Ohio—It’s a very rare in a male dominated and poverty stricken Somaliland for women to move head and
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OPINION: Violence against African women must stop now

Africa must end violence toward women now. It can only do this through systemic change that lifts women up and
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OPINION: Mugabe was no revolutionary. He was obsessed with power and control

Robert Mugabe will not be remembered as the freedom fighter who helped liberate Zimbabwe, but as a man who whose
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Ali Abokar: Somaliland military is above the clan identity politics

The people of Somaliland support their Defence Forces and it’s members. Let no one be in any doubt about that.
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Guban View: Gen.Taani stands for Somaliland

Lewsi Center, Ohio—The time has come to stand up for Somaliland. President Bihi should not cave in the demands of
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OPINION: Repression and dialogue in Zimbabwe: twin strategies that aren't working

Emmerson Mnangagwa’s strategy of coercion and dialogue has hit a series of hurdles. These include the continued opposition by the
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US was built by poor immigrants rising

OTHER VIEWPOINTS No government in the world has America’s proud history of having openly welcomed the poor and downtrodden to
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The Post's view:Right-wing extremists are a global problem. They need a global response.

OTHER VIEWPOINTS SWEDEN IS everything white nationalists despise: a wealthy, liberal democracy that welcomed waves of immigrants and integrated them
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Sadly, here I am writing Kabendera’s ‘obit’ and hoping he will write mine

Being considerably older than Erick Kabendera, I secretly always hoped that he would one day write my obituary, both as
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Kashmir's agony fuelled by Modi's right-wing regime echoes across the world

Overnight, the Valley has been plunged in doom and gloom. Tens of thousands of Indian troops have been mobilised to
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Aniis Essa: 'Peace and milk' for Eil-Afwein community

Washington, DC—Ahmed Muxumed Good, Shimbir ayaa laga hayaa hawraartan….”Ayaan Daranaa Dhulkaygu,  Abaal Daranaa Dadkiisu, Ilaahay Markuu Wax Siiyay, Ilowsha Dhowaa
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Tanzania can market its maize flour in our shops

The Other View Points: • Kenyan millers will not want to distribute maize flour already processed. • East Africa is
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Uplifting up the poor, creating jobs for the youth should be the priority for any investment in Somaliland

Our Investment and Fiscal policies are misguided; the Poor are getting Poorer and the Rich Richer, writes Hassan Yusuf. Somaliland
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Mutua: Enough is enough! Let us now guillotine the corrupt among us

Thomas Sankara, the Burkinabe revolutionary cut down in his prime, renamed Upper Volta Burkina Faso, the Land of Upright Men.
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Better to have a few rats than to be one

In case anyone missed it, the president of the United States had some choice words to describe Maryland’s 7th congressional district on Saturday morning.
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Guban View: How Somaliland Ministry of Interior bullies the elected district councils

This week, Somaliland police arrested six councilors of the Gabiley district Council. They are being held at the headquarters of
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The status quo won’t hold long in South Sudan

On July 9, South Sudan quietly slipped through the eighth anniversary of its Independence from Khartoum, in what could easily
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Somaliland army must disarm Buur-Madow’s militias

The ongoing communal violence in Eil-Afwein is a tragedy.The communal violence in Eil-Afwein has been going on and off for the last
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Guban View: Pandering to clan identity undermines democracy

Lewis Center, Ohio–Somaliland has a serious clan identity crisis.It was revealed during the 2017 presidential election result; some of the 
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Of officials, by officials, for officials: Must we pay millions to rich men like Moi, Kibaki?

OTHER VIEW POINTS In his legendary Gettysburg address, US president Abraham Lincoln referred to the American government as being “of
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Fighting Ebola requires collective efforts

OTHER VIEW POINTS After almost two years, during which it has made intermittent headlines, the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic
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Bihi's achilles' heel: The military land grab in Tog-Wajaale Plains

  OTHER VIEW POINTS To: The President of the Republic of Somaliland Mr. Ahmed M.  Silanyo This article was first published
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Time’s up for military junta in Khartoum

OTHER VIEW POINTS For one fleeting moment after former Sudanese strongman Hassan Omar al-Bashir was removed from power in April,
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Guban View: Do not let Wadani party hold Somaliland elections hostage with frivolous demands

After a long absence from the political scene, the Madasha group held a press briefing under a shaded tree somewhere
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Let's remember those who are facing adversity during the Eid-al-Fitra celebration

June 4, 2019 ️Eid Mubarak☪️Shawal 1,1440 It’s that time of the year when we celebrate  Eid-al-fitr after the end of Ramadan—-a
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Ahmed Kheyre: The new UN envoy for Somalia, Amb. James Swan's approach to the region

On Thursday, May 30th, 2019, the United Nations Secretary General appointed Ambassador James Swan of the United States of America,
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Mr. Ramaah  must be brought to justice for inciting violence 

Lewis Center, Ohio—This week, in a poorly shot video,  Mr. Suleiman Ali  aka Ramaah, the former Sahel region governor during
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China’s Orwellian War on Religion

“Concentration camps,” electronic surveillance and persecution are used to repress millions of people of faith. Let’s be blunt: China is
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Kenya must stop playing second fiddle to Somalia in border row

On April 7, 2009, Kenya and Somalia signed an MoU granting each other a “No-Objection” in respect of submissions on
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Theresa May resigns as British prime minister – here's where it all went wrong

Europe has claimed the career of yet another Conservative prime minister. After less than three years in office, Theresa May
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Eritrea: Independence day reflections

Friday, May 24, marked the 28th anniversary of Eritrea’s independence from Ethiopia -Eritrea’s proudest and happiest moment when it finally
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How Museveni is profiting from the presidency

Last week, it was reported that equipment at former Zimbabwean strongman Robert Mugabe’s dairy farm was being auctioned to offset
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Guban View: Why we celebrate May 18

On a sunny Saturday on May 18, Somaliland people celebrated the 28th anniversary of our independence, with parades across the
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The U.S. should not be a safe haven for accused war criminals like Somalia’s Col. Tukeh

Lewis Center, Ohio– Mr. Farhan Warfaa was a 17 year farmer when he was abducted. In December 1987, he and
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China had good reasons to deny Kenya loan for SGR extension

New York—The government has denied having — unsuccessfully yet again — sought Chinese funds to extend the standard gauge railway
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Haji AbdiKarim Hussein Yusuf: The great peacemaker and uniter

Hargiesa, Somaliland—Haji Abdulkarim Husen Yusuf (better known as Haji Abdi Warabe) – may Allah bless his soul- passed away on
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Gubanmedia: A tribute to President Egal

I have written this note as a tribute to our late President Mohamed Ibrahim Egal: 17 years ago, on May
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Guban view: Professor Ahmed I. Samatar’s last gasp

Last week, a panel discussion was held in Hargeisa on whether to resume talks between Somaliland and Somalia. Inspire youth
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U.S. Missteps in Somalia Benefit Our Enemies

The State Department’s inaction is enabling terrorist groups to expand there, a threat also to the remaining oases of security
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Massacre grew from rise of white supremacy

This past Friday, a 28 years old Australian-born white supremacist mowed down 50 Muslim worshippers, including women and children at
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Will Somaliland to be governed by the rule of law or by mob rule?

This week, in a video shot  in a low dim light room, a group of Arab sub-clan elders were advocating
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America's legacy as a nation of immigrants is under siege

On a rainy Wednesday in February, I was lucky enough to witness the naturalization ceremony for the newly minted American
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Bring US troops from Somalia quagmire now

President Donald Trump has declared his intent to withdraw US troops from Syria. He should also bring our troops out
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The spectre haunting Ethiopia: Unbridled torture, impunity in Somali region

Last weekend, Ethiopian defense forces clashed with the notorious para-military Liyu police in the Somali region of Ethiopia. The fighting
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Blatant Somalia apologist, Bashir Goth, wrong choice for Somaliland's representative in Washington DC

This week, President Bihi has  issued a directive appointing a Blatant Somalia apologist, a denier  of the war crimes that
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Somali Region of Ethiopia: PM Abiy Must Address the Culture of Impunity

Ethiopia is slowly moving in the right direction after the reformist PM Abiy Ahmed took power over 100 days ago.
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I'm travelling home to Zimbabwe to vote even though it may be a farce

I am a 42-year-old Zimbabwean citizen resident in South Africa. Today, I will be travelling to Harare largely to cast
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Corruption, the law and Nigeria’s leaders

One of the unfortunate impressions, even attributes, of the Nigerian justice system has been an appearance of lack of capacity
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Opinion: A Decision That Will Live in Infamy

It will take generations for the Supreme Court to live down its approval of Trump’s travel ban. By Noah Feldman
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Some of the pictures of border kids that haunt me most are from 2014. Here's why | Will Bunch

Opinion— Will Bunch The other day, a veteran immigration lawyer named R. Andrew Free shared an anecdote that sheds some really critical light
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Opinion: We should be careful to celebrate SA's election to UN Security Council

The relationship between Africa and the United Nations (UN) has always been one that is laden with complexities. Africa, throughout
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Opinion: Too much, too soon — Ethiopia's reformer has to slow down

Just a few days ago, people polled at the spot of Saturday morning’s attack warned that Ethiopia’s new prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, could
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OPINION: Victory for Mnangagwa 'would suit most African states, including SA'

On November 6, 2017, Emmerson Mnangagwa was fired from the position of Vice-President of Zimbabwe by then president Robert Mugabe.
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Let's cry for Palestine

Writing in The Guardian newspaper this week, Arab-American author Moustafa Bayoumi decried the language used in his country’s press to
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Somaliland Must Be Free

The U.S. wastes blood and treasure propping up Somalia while denying its neighbor’s sovereign aspirations. Why? In 1991, following the
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How to fight terror, the Somaliland way

HARGEISA, Somaliland — How do you root out a ruthless terror group? How do you anticipate its every move, counter
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Trump and Buhari: A chance to reset Nigeria's relationship with US

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to meet US President Donald Trump next week. His visit comes less than four
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A Country You’ve Never Heard of Is a Beacon of Hope

In the 30-plus years I’ve been in the publishing business, I’ve seen my share of “new countries.” Some are scams,
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Martin Luther King’s words as relevant 50 years on

Patrick Harvie AN enduring memory from my teenage years was hearing for the first time, in documentaries to mark the
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Bombs away! Just try not to harm Assad

april 15 2018, 12:01am, the sunday times Dominic Lawson As a few chemical plants smoulder, the Syrian leader calmly goes to
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What China's president Xi's extended tenure means for Africa

Cobus van Staden, South African Institute of International Affairs China’s decision to suspend presidential term limits is still reverberating around the world. The
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Winnie: Custodian of our heritage

Much has been written about Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the selfless struggle icon who, during apartheid, remained resolute and steadfast in the
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Ron Paul: Bring troops home from Syria now

The following Op-Ed was published in USA Today…. By Ron Paul I was disappointed to hear President Trump so quickly reverse
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Djibouti the latest to fall victim to China’s ‘debt trap diplomacy’

The US has nothing to fear – that’s the message broadcast loud and clear by Djibouti’s government after its annexation
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McMaster goes: This national security adviser will be missed

President Donald Trump has fired H.R. McMaster, his national security adviser, and is replacing him with John Bolton, a former
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Senator Rand Paul: Why I’ll Fight Gina Haspel and Mike Pompeo Nominations

Since President Trump took office, our country finally seems to be heading in the right direction. In just the past
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Ethiopia needs US, international intervention

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is wrapping up a visit to Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Nigeria to talk with
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As it picks Ethiopia's next leader, the ruling coalition can pave the way for genuine reform or instil more discontent.

  The last week has been a highly dramatic and unpredictable one for Ethiopia. On 14 February, hundreds of political prisoners,
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Sekunjalo, Ramaphosa! Now is the time

So now we know (as if we didn’t before): Jacob Zuma does not act in the best interest of this
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Saving Kenya from a civil war

Kenya, the most prosperous economy in East Africa, appears poised on the brink of a major political catastrophe after last
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Recall, impeachment, no-confidence motion or 'Mbeki solution': what is at stake?

With rumours swirling fast and loose regarding the president’s imminent departure from the office, it is important to note that
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Barbar song cheaters: Stealing from Somali creative artists

The hit “Barbar” song has amassed over two million views since hitting youtube in December, but the lyrics of the song were
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Zuma deserves humiliation

In his first major interview as leader of the ANC, Cyril Ramaphosa was at pains to emphasise that President Jacob
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Bring Kenyan troops home from Somalia

  On January 15, 2016, Kenyans reacted with anger and horror  at the news that  al-Shabaab militants  had attacked Kenyan
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Just Say It: Trump Is a Racist

When it comes to President Trump and race, there is a predictable cycle. He makes a remark that seems racist,
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Somaliland is a beacon of democracy in an unstable region

  LEWIS CENTER, Ohio — In November, the voters of the unrecognized Republic of Somaliland in the volatile Horn of Africa region went
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Ramaphosa revives optimism in SA, but for how long?

Cape Town – With the ANC under the control of newly elected party president Cyril Ramaphosa and the government under
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Under the Radar: An unrecognized democracy emerges in Somaliland

 On 13 November 2017, Somaliland, an unrecognized country, went to the polls to elect its fifth president since its founding
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Mogadishu mayor’s efforts in helping victims of violence against women show leadership

Lewis Center, Ohio–Last October, a member of the Puntland security forces shot Faiza Mohamed Abdi, 16, in the “pelvic area”
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Tatalo Alamu :The Blackman’s Burden Revisited

This past week has been quite remarkable in the life of the columnist and writer. Yours sincerely received a ticking
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Muse Bihi Abdi: President Elect Left the Nation on the tenterhooks

The people of Somaliland have in recent past elected Muse Bihi Abdi, who was Kulmiye party’s Presidential aspirant as President
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South Africa should prepare for the worst case scenario: seeking help from the IMF

Prudence teaches that societies experiencing difficult and uncertain times should hope for the best but prepare for the worst. South
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After Mugabe, all eyes are on Museveni: how long can he cling to power?

On 21 November, Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe resigned as president under intense pressure from the military, his own party, and
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Somalia: Preaching Message of Peace, Brotherhood and Hopefulness.

Sometimes I wonder what causes so much pain in the hearts of a man. This I ponder sitting in my
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President-elect Bihi acknowledges challenges ahead

Last week, the Republic of Somaliland’s independent National Electoral Commission announced the result of our country’s presidential election, which took
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We must resolve our divisions for Kenya to have proper peace

Notwithstanding the decision of the Supreme Court this week, only a totally dishonest and/or die-hard partisan can believe that the
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Time for Irro to congratulate and reach out to President-elect Bihi

On Tuesday, after a long delay, the National Electoral Commission (NEC) announced that Muse Bihi won the 2017 Presidential election.
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Why Mnangagwa and the army may mean more bad news for Zimbabwe

The military has taken control of the national broadcaster, troops are in the streets and the president is being held
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Time for Irro to concede defeat and move on

Last week, the voters of the Republic of Somaliland went to the polls to elect a new President. A preliminary
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South African president’s last ditch effort to ram through a nuclear power deal

South African President Jacob Zuma’s term of office has been characterised by an absence of vision and associated initiatives. Zuma is
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Saudi Arabia Comes for Hezbollah

Lebanon was stunned on Nov. 4 when its prime minister, Saad Hariri, speaking from Saudi Arabia, delivered a halting resignation
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Saudi Arabia’s Special Power Over Donald Trump

Consider this foreign policy challenge: A Mideast leader undertakes a stunning power play to cement domestic control, carrying out mass
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US military expansion in Africa

‘Take up the white man’s burden’  Rudyard Kipling, poet laureate of British imperialism The British Empire, which at the end
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Muse Bihi is the right choice for President

Lewis Center, Ohio–Monday, November 13, the voters of Somaliland will go to the polls to elect new leader. It will be
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‘Bully’ character of western diplomats to Kenya not new

The visa card ban that US ambassador Robert Godec is waving in the face of Kenyan politicians, who advocate violence
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At 57, Nigeria is not near greatness

Last Sunday, October 1, Nigerians marked the 57th anniversary of the country’s independence from Great Britain. It was all pomp
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ANC, learn from the private sector

Within the past few days, former president Kgalema Motlanthe said it would be good if the ANC was voted out
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The ‘new’ Saudi Arabia is still a dungeon

ONCE AGAIN, news from Saudi Arabia points toward the old thinking and not the modern society promised by the new
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Nightmare in Burma

Few people have ever heard of Myanmar’s Rohingya people.  Not many more could find Myanmar on a map – particularly
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Can Kenya fix its broken politics?

The initial shock of the supreme court’s decision to annul last month’s presidential election has just about worn off. Now,
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Where in the world is Zuma’s conscience?

The apartheid system conceived by the National Party was an abomination, an anti-human rights and racist political system rightly described
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Canada must stand up for suffering Rohingya Muslims

The battle has been expected and feared for weeks. As former United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan prepared last Thursday
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Lovers and haters of Nigeria

One character of the Nigerian political leadership that has become entrenched and which has not been in the overall interest
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South Africa : Now get tough on Zambia

In the aftermath of its third election in five years, things were tense in Lesotho. Although opposition leader Thomas Thabane
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Trump of Arabia

The Great White Father came to Saudi Arabia last week to harangue some 50 Arab and African despots on the
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Democracy is key to economic success

DEVELOPMENT The first reason for supporting democracy in Africa is that the continent’s democracies have typically posted economic growth rates
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How America and the West Got Wrong on Somalia

Nairobi — During my first trip to Mogadishu, Somalia, on my last night in town, as I was packing up
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China’s success in Africa depends on peace in South Sudan

In less than one week, Chinese president Xi Jinping will convene a summit of roughly 30 global leaders to discuss
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So, where to, freedom?

Various political theorists have noted that freedom comes in two forms. There is freedom from, and freedom to. Freedom from
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Break Away Nation: How Somaliland Is Putting The Horn of Africa On The Map

By Merlin Linehan Somaliland is a break away nation on the Horn of Africa, officially part of Somalia and never
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Stop South Sudan killings now

Reports of mass killings and horrific rampages by government forces in South Sudan are emerging from the troubled country with
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Only the ANC can fix this Zuma mess

It is not yet known what exactly President Jacob Zuma did to face down those in the ANC top six
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Why the Somali National Movement Fought Against the Somali dictator, Siad Barre

The formation of the Somali National Movement ( SNM ) was sparked by that general mass discontent with Siad Barre’s
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President Trump must rethink his decision to escalate U.S. military involvement in Somalia

In January, the New York Times reported that the Trump transition team sent a four page series of questions to the State
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Xenophobic attacks in South Africa: Time for action

In what is becoming a horrible regular ritual, xenophobic attack by hoodlums in South Africa, specially targeting Nigerians has flared
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The link between public violence and xenophobia in South Africa

South African media last year published an unsettling interview with Mandla Matikinya, a branch leader of the African National Congress
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Independence day in Africa is meaningless

Every year on July 4, Rwanda marks Liberation Day. No, not the day the country gained its independence from colonialism.
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South Africa's borehole crisis

Sinking a borehole and striking water requires a combination of luck and feel. Under the ground, water flows along faultlines
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South Africa in a political drought

South Africa’s drought has not only overwhelmed the country but also the country’s capacity to convey exactly how immense its
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UAE military base in Somaliland is marred with secrecy and corruption

Last week, the Somaliland Parliament approved a plan for the United Arab Emirates to establish a military base in Berbera
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Why Trump should make Africa a foreign policy priority

Now that the most rancorous election campaign in living memory is over, if Americans are to “bind the wounds of
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Working people win if cartels are cracked

Somewhere between the bluster and the bust-up last week, Julius Malema reminded members of the National Assembly of their role
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Horn of Africa drought requires action, including in Somaliland: Ali Mohamed (Opinion)

The Horn of Africa region has been hit by one of its worst droughts in decades, affecting 20 million people. According
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Mobile money transfer transactions must be based on Somaliland shilling

Last week, the Silanyo administration issued a decree banning the use of Mobile money transfer services for less than $100
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Chinese development will benefit world

By LIU XIANFA At the beginning of this year, specifically on January 17, Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a keynote
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U.S. policy on Somalia ignores facts on the ground: Ali Mohamed

The Obama administration recently announced that the United States will appoint an ambassador to Somalia for the first time in two decades.
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Kenya: We can lessen consequences of drought

By ANDREW TUIMUR Drought is a cyclic weather phenomenon that cannot be wished away. It is here with us currently
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EDITORIAL: Kenya is going down a slippery slope again

Kenyans have witnessed yet another dramatic week, with Parliament turned into a battlefield as the Jubilee administration and opposition Cord
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Delaying Somaliland’s Elections could undermine Country’s Fragile Democracy

There is a serious concern among many Somalilanders about the upcoming election that is scheduled on March 27, 2017, because
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Why Speaker Erro Should Not Be President of Somaliland

The Somaliland voters will go to the polls to elect a new leader in March 2017. That leader must have
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China’s unfair Trade with Africa Undermines Governance

China is Africa’s leading business partner, with $220 billion trade, and the largest source of direct investment. While the trade
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Human Rights Abuses in Ethiopia Require Congressional Action

Last week, Secretary John Kerry met with the foreign ministers of East African nations in Kenya to discuss the fighting
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Somaliland: An Oasis of Stability in a Volatile Region

This May, as many Americans commemorate the men and women who sacrificed their lives for our freedom; the citizens of Somaliland,
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Water Cartel is Bad for Somaliland

Water is an essential element for human life. Without it, human life as we know would cease to exist. In
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Why Colonel Bihi Should be Somaliland’s Next President

Next week, the ruling Kulmiye party will convene its national convention to choose the party’s 2017 presidential nominee. More than
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The Syrian refugees deserve compassion and humanity

The worst refugee crisis since World War II is looming in Europe. The majority of these refugees are from conflict
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Cut U.S. aid to Ethiopia's despotic government: Ali Mohamed (Opinion)

President Barack Obama’s trip to Africa this month includes a stop in Ethiopia, the first time a sitting U.S. president has
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Flag of slavery has no place in society

On June 17,  Dylann Roof, 21 years old, white supremacist, killed nine African American men and women, in a bible
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Fight against Ebola requires compassion

The outbreak of Ebola has been devastating communities in West Africa since March. According to the World Health Organization figures,
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United Nations Meddling Threatens Somaliland Sovereignty

By Ali Mohamed Lewis Center, Ohio—This week, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia, Ambassador Nicolas Kay, will
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Somaliland: Dahabshil Group vs. Sahel Communities

Last week, a group of elders representing the Sahel Communities ( Dan iyo Duco) raised objection the permit for Dahabshil
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