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By MGoth On Saturday, February 21st, 2015

Somalis need to learn lessons from the legacy of land grabbing in Africa

“Aduunyo Jowhar Ka Joog, Aakhirana Janno” is one of the quotes Somalis use to describe the beauty of the country’s agricultural land. Today, Somalia’s farmland similar to its neighbouring countries is in More...

By MGoth On Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Somaliland:Who Should Replace Chairman Abdirahmaan Irro’ ”He Is The Weakestlink”

The beleaguered, and current self appointed Leader of Waddani Party Mr Abdirahmaan Irro have lost the trust and confidence of his grassroots Party members as well as all Somaliland electorate throughout hte country. The More...

By MGoth On Saturday, January 17th, 2015

Somaliland:President Silanyo Promised Awdal Traditional Leaders that he would Look into their Plight and Do the Necessary

Awdal Traditional Elders By Goth Mohamed Goth Somaliland Minister of Information Hon Abdullah Mohamed Dahir Cukuse currently accompanying President Silanyo on upcountry tour said, “H.E President Silanyo during More...

By MGoth On Saturday, January 3rd, 2015

Somaliland:We welcome the President’s Sentiments, says Sultan Samatar

By M.A. Egge The traditional leaders from Awdal region have welcomed the words of the President which was expressed as a New Year’s Eve message to the members of the public. At the same time they said that they 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 Friday, May 3rd, 2013


The conversation in the teashops and in the social gathering places in the urban and rural places in Somaliland is on the recent meetings between its Government Officials and those in the South and what are these More...

By MGoth On Sunday, April 21st, 2013

Somalia’s institutionalised exclusion

 By Liban Ahmad   More than four major reconciliation conferences were held for Somalia’s leaders since 1991. Somalia’s post-transition Federal Institutions, which replaced the transitional federal government, More...

By MGoth On Sunday, April 7th, 2013

Somaliland: Turkey and Somaliland share common history and oil interests.

In 1548 CE, the port city of Zeila was annexed by the Ottoman Empire. The reason for this was that Zeila is situated in a strategic location on the Red Sea because it is near the Bab el Mandeb strait; More...

By MGoth On Friday, April 5th, 2013

Understanding Somalia

The scenario has changed with Turkish involvement in Somalia, in a way that prompts me to ask what it is that the Turks have done differently, to win over the hearts of the people of Somalia. The battle of Mogadishu More...

By MGoth On Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

World:Questioning Turkish President

DEAR PRESIDENT(S) DEAR Prime Minister (S) DEAR HONORARY DEAR ROYAL FAMILY DEAR THINK-TANK ORGANIZATIONS, DEAR EDITORS, As it is known, our President, Mr. Honorary Abdullah Gül, has the award of Chatham House More...

By MGoth On Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

The Dragon Eating the Eagle’s Lunch in Africa?

Flight of the Eagle and pursuit of the Dragon In June 2011, during her visit to Zambia U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton pulled the alarm bell on a creeping “new colonialism” in Africa. While dismissing More...

By MGoth On Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Somaliland:Continue the Same Course

Continue the Same Course is not solution nor to wait for the other side to make move. To all respect it’s this kind of poor in touch with reality and almost delusional judgment which is display with many so More...

By MGoth On Monday, March 18th, 2013
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Somaliland: The 1st Copenhagen-Somali Seminar 2013

PRESS RELEASE Motive: On the potential of Somali culture in current globalisation – The 1st Copenhagen-Somali Seminar 2013 First major academic event on Somali Culture in Denmark: University of Copenhagen: 21 More...

By MGoth On Saturday, March 16th, 2013

New Political Strategics In Ethiopian Zone Five Region

For the first time in its recent history, the Somali administration of the Ethiopian Zone 5 region is trying both hands-on-the job and establishment of decentralized state management in areas it assumed before. Regional More...

By MGoth On Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

Somaliland: What Kind Of Lesson We Can Learn From Ethiopia!

“Meles we commit to fulfill your vision” a note on a pill board in Addis-Ababa. It is hard to believe that Ethiopia once was one of traditionally famine, drought and economically decrepit nations in the horn More...

By MGoth On Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Somalia: Humanitarian aid must not be co-opted into stabilization campaign

Integrating aid into UN, AU political and military strategy will threaten humanitarian effort New York/Paris/Nairobi, 28 February 2013 – Efforts underway at the United Nations to integrate humanitarian assistance More...

By MGoth On Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Somaliland is a functioning polity and more democratic than the rest of the Horn of Africa

Visitors arriving at Aden Adde International Airport in the Somali capital of Mogadishu can be forgiven for wondering where they have landed. As the aircraft taxis toward the terminal, concrete bollards appear, 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 MGoth On Monday, February 4th, 2013

Somalia’s human rights debate polarises politicians

By Liban Ahmad   The former Somali prime minister, Omar Arteh Qalib,  had a habit of saying “ Somalis will sort out their differences under a tree”,  in  reference to the traditional  shir ( meeting More...

By MGoth On Monday, January 28th, 2013

Somaliland:Hargeisa; A Divided Capital City

In Somaliland, we appear to have a government. It looks like a government, often talks like a government, and sometimes behaves like a government. But you can’t really understand the modus operandi of Silanyo’s More...