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By MGoth On Sunday, May 4th, 2014

Is Obama on the Right Side of (Ethiopian) History?

The sophistry of history President Obama likes to pontificate about being on the “right side of history” and rhetorically clobber those who are on the “wrong side of history”. Debating Mitt Romney in the More...

By MGoth On Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Somalia: US Clears Way to Arm, Train Somali Forces

President Barack Obama cleared the way Monday for the U.S. to arm and train Somali forces, taking a step toward normal relations with the East African nation as it works to build confidence in its newly recognized More...

By MGoth On Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Somaliland : Leader Holds Talks with American Representatives in Kenya

America Government extended invitation to President Silanyo Somaliland President H.E Ahmed Mohamed Mahmoud (Silanyo) has met with Representatives of the United States of America government in Kenya, most notable More...

By MGoth On Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Somaliland: Security Threat Exaggerated Say’s Deputy Information Minister

Somaliland government has responded to the announcement made today by the American government travel warning which dissuaded citizens against visiting the country. The Somaliland Assistant minister of information More...

By MGoth On Sunday, January 27th, 2013

Why did the US ‘Recognise’ Somalia’s New Government?

There is an English saying that describes the current hubbub in Somalia and Somaliland regarding the ‘recognition’ extended by the Obama administration to the government of Hassan Sheikh Mohamed – Somalia’s More...

By MGoth On Sunday, January 20th, 2013


With all my respect of the international Organization, and United States, who are trying hard bring about peace and tranquillity to the Somali people, I forward my humble contributions to the fatal issue as a member More...

By MGoth On Sunday, December 23rd, 2012


The following verse is a tribute to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, on December 14, 2012. THE FOOTSTEPS OF DEATH   Tiny fingers, nimble minds               More...

By MGoth On Monday, December 17th, 2012

Africa:If History is on the Side of Brave Africans, Shouldn’t the U.S. be Too?

When President Obama visited Accra, Ghana in 2009, he delivered two distinct political messages within one overarching moral imperative: “History is on the side of brave Africans”. His message to African governments More...

By SomalilandPress On Monday, November 26th, 2012

Ethiopia:The Tall Tale of Susan Rice

On September 2, 2012, Susan Rice, the U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., delivered a nauseatingly sentimental oration at the funeral of Ethiopian dictator Meles Zenawi. She called Meles “selfless and tireless” and More...

By goth Mohamed On Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Somaliland: $21M awarded in torture suit against ex-Somali PM

ARLINGTON, Va. — A U.S. judge has awarded $21 million to seven people who had sued a former prime minister of Somalia now living in Virginia, claiming he had tortured and killed his own people. The judgment More...

Chinese civil engineer Liu Hui, who is overseeing the construction of a highway between Nairobi and Thika. Photograph: Sven Torfinn/Panos Pictures
By Hassan Ali On Sunday, March 20th, 2011

China and Africa: Colonialism without responsibility

Since Sierra Leone’s eleven year civil war officially came to an end in 2002 it has been struggling to rebuild both a traumatised nation and to change perceptions of it as a land of drug crazed rebels, child soldiers More...

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By Qalinle Hussein On Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

A Lesson That Needs To Be Learned: Building Legitimacy From The Ground Up

What does opt-out day and intrusive pat downs at the airport have to do with a habit of failed states in the Middle East and the Horn of Africa and one of the most notorious failings of modern American diplomacy? More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Friday, March 4th, 2011

The dry-land remedy for piracy

The fact that a Danish family is now being held captive on the coast of the de facto state of Puntland by Somali pirates is an illustration of the unrealistic attitude of the international community toward Somalia More...

By Hassan Ali On Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Somali pirates kill four Americans to revenege comrades

BOSASSO — Somali pirates shot dead four American hostages on their private yacht near the coast of Somalia on Tuesday during an American special forces operation. According to Gen James N. Mattis, the head More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, February 20th, 2011

Somali pirates take four Americans — the true face of piracy

BERBERA — Pirates from Somalia’s semi-autonomous region of Puntland have reportedly captured an American Christian couple who were sailing on a private yacht near Yemen. Jean and Scott Adam were sailing More...

By Hassan Ali On Friday, November 12th, 2010
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US senator voices bioterrorism fears over East African labs

NAIROBI (Somalilandpress) — Poorly secured medical laboratories in East Africa are posing new worries over possible bio-terrorism in a region hosting an Al Qaeda-linked insurgent group, a US senator said here More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, August 8th, 2010

SOMALIA: Future president visits twin cities

ST. PAUL (Somalilandpress) — An Ohio man hoping to become the next president of Somalia is campaigning in Minnesota this week. He stopped by Saint Paul seeking to gain support from the Somali community. Locals More...

By Hassan Ali On Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

United States should lead the world in recognizing peaceful, democratic Somaliland

Somalia recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of its independence, but most Somalis have nothing to celebrate. Somalia ranks as the world’s most utterly failed state. Today, 3 million people are desperately More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

United States praises Somaliland for conducting real democracy

HARGEISA (Somalilandpress) — With international observers describing last week’s presidential elections in Somaliland as “free and fair”, the United States government on Wednesday praised the break away More...

By Hassan Ali On Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

U.S. Congratulates Somaliland on Election Proceedings

The following is a presse release from U.S. – Kenya Embassy. U.S. Embassy, Nairobi, Kenya Press Release Wednesday, July 07, 2010 Nairobi, July 7, 2010 – The United States government commends the people of More...