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By MGoth On Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Somaliland:Those talking of a possible Extension are Day Dreaming-Guurti

By Goth Mohamed Goth The chairman of Somaliland House of elders Mr. Saleban Mahmoud Aden refuted in the strongest terms claims that the national conciliatory body was plotting in cohorts with the present government More...

By MGoth On Sunday, January 18th, 2015

Somaliland:The Upcoming Elections will be Held as Planned –Guurti

“We have nothing to Say to a Rogue Sutlan , nobody wants to live in anarchy or in turmoil, so I would like to urge him to reconsider his decision”  Suleiman Gaal By Goth Mohamed Goth The Chairman of Somaliland More...

By MGoth On Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

The Djiboutian Government and the Opposition Exepected to Sign a Framework Agreement

PRESS RELEASE The government and the opposition will sign a framework agreement Djibouti, December 29, 2014   After 20 months of unprecedented political crisis and after 3 failed attempts of political dialogue More...

By MGoth On Saturday, December 27th, 2014

Govt fires Ethiopia’s top opposition leader

Ethiopia’s top opposition leader Dr Merera Gudina reportedly lost his job at the government-run city university of Addis Ababa. According to local media reports, the political science professor Dr. Gudina More...

By MGoth On Saturday, May 11th, 2013
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Djibouti: DAF, a political leader became the target of the regime

Djibouti, 11 May 2013   PRESS RELEASE from May 11, 2013 After   nearly 10 years of forced exile in Belgium, Farah said DAF, president of the DSU and spokesman for the USN, returned to his native land (Djibouti) More...

By MGoth On Monday, April 29th, 2013

Djibouti:Former journalist and government opponent back in Gabode prison

Monday 29 April 2013. Reporters without Borders strenuously object to former journalist and opposition politician Daher Ahmed Farah’s detention for the past four days. Farah was taken into custody when he responded More...

By MGoth On Sunday, April 21st, 2013

Djibouti: The Djiboutian opposition voice heard in Paris

A conference on the crisis in Djibouti was held in Paris on Saturday April 20. Since the parliamentary elections of February 22, all opposition parties denounced indeed massive fraud and theft of elections by More...

By MGoth On Thursday, April 4th, 2013
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Djibouti:The MRD condemns coup of installing a non-elected assembly.

o    USN release: Justice orders is orders o    PRESS RELEASE – OFFICE OF RD IN FRANCE o    elections and deadly resistance Movement for Democratic Renewal and Development (MRD) Office of MRD in France Paris, More...

By MGoth On Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Djibouti throws out opposition election challenge

DJIBOUTI (Reuters) – A Djibouti opposition legal challenge to last month’s ruling party election victory was dismissed by the Constitutional Council on Wednesday, the council’s president said. The More...

By MGoth On Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

Ethiopia: The prototype democratic state in the making

Conventional wisdom  says that democracy has been a Holy Grail that generations of Africans have been pursuing. And yet, it is very difficult to tell with certainty what African intellectuals and politicians mean More...

By MGoth On Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Djibouti ruling party declares election victory, opposition says flawed

DJIBOUTI (Reuters) – Djibouti’s ruling coalition declared victory on Saturday in the Red Sea state’s parliamentary election, but the opposition rejected the vote as flawed and said it planned demonstrations More...

By MGoth On Saturday, February 16th, 2013

Djibouti government under pressure as election nears

15 February 2013 With one week to go until Djibouti’s parliamentary elections, Djibouti’s government is under intense pressure from political opposition and its own people after 37 years of one party rule. Ahead More...

By MGoth On Monday, February 4th, 2013
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Ethiopia: They Shall Inherit the Wind

Sandcastles and Dams of African Dictators All dictators on the African continent have sought immortality by leaving a legacy that will outlive them and endure for the ages. But all have inherited the wind. Kwame More...

By SomalilandPress On Monday, October 29th, 2012

Ethiopia’s Reeyot: “The Price for My Courage”

Alemayehu g mariam:  Top of Form Bottom of Form There are few things more difficult or dangerous than speaking truth to abusers of power. But for Reeyot Alemu, the 31 year-old young Ethiopian heroine of press More...

By SomalilandPress On Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Ethiopia : An Open Letter to Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn,

“Meaningful Reforms, Reconciliation and the Restoration of Justice” SMNE Urges New Prime Minister to Take Bold Steps That Will Lead the Country to a New Ethiopia An Open Letter to Prime Minister Hailemariam More...

By SomalilandPress On Monday, October 1st, 2012

Ethiopia’s Opposition at the Dawn of Democracy?

Respeaking Truth to the Powerless   For several years now, I have been “speaking truth to power”. In fact, the tag line for my blog page is “Defend Human Rights. Speak Truth to Power.” It is a special More...

By goth Mohamed On Monday, September 24th, 2012

Ethiopia: A New Prime Minister in a New Year

alemayehu g mariam: Ethiopians had their new year on September 11. It is now 2005 in the Gregorian calendar. On September 21, they also got a new prime minster. How delightfully felicitous to have a new prime minister More...

By goth Mohamed On Saturday, September 8th, 2012

Somaliland: Why Gabiley is kicking the dust against Silaanyo

In a fashion of cruel line- up, the complaints against the current Silaanyo led government are preponderant over the media network of all Somaliland, but the irony is, it’s  all coming from the die- hard supporters More...

By goth Mohamed On Monday, August 27th, 2012

Ethiopia: A Farewell to Meles Zenawi

For over two hundred seventy five weeks, without missing a single week, I have written long expository commentaries on the deeds and misdeeds of the man who has been at the helm of power in Ethiopia for over two More...

By goth Mohamed On Monday, August 20th, 2012

Ethiopia: Cheetahs, Hippos and Saving Ethiopia

George Ayittey, one of the foremost African public global intellectuals, metaphorically suggests that Africa’s destiny will be determined by the promise of the “Cheetah Generation” or the paralysis of the More...