UAE says wants ‘bigger military role’ in Middle East

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A United Arab Emirate minister has claimed that his country can take on a bigger military role in the region, saying it can no longer rely on Western allies like the United States and Britain for its security. Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said Thursday that the UAE was ready to deploy… Read more »


ONE applauds AU for advancing fight against corruption, urges leaders to take meaningful action

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ONE applauds AU for advancing fight against corruption, urges leaders to take meaningful action. JOHANNESBURG — Following the African Union’s declaration on corruption from the 31st summit in Mauritania, the ONE Campaign issued the below statement, applauding the continental body while urging African leaders to take concrete steps to implement the key reforms highlighted in… Read more »


Sending aid to Somaliland through the biggest thief in Africa–Somalia

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In the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), Somalia always wins the annual prize–the most corrupted regime in the world. Defrauding the government and embezzling aid money are all part of the norm. Yet, Somalia’s Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, Gamal Mohammed Hassan, demands the donors to funnel aid to Somaliland through Mogadishu. Imagine if the… Read more »


Djibouti ready to pay compensation to settle DP World dispute

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Djibouti would be prepared to pay DP World compensation of “more or less half a billion dollars . . . as early as next week” to settle a dispute over control of the city’s Doraleh container terminal. In an interview with the Financial Times, Aboubaker Omar Hadi, chairman of Djibouti Ports & Free Zones authority, rejected talk of arbitration… Read more »


As House Considers Bill Recognizing Kurdistan and Somaliland, Is This The Year Of The Self-Declared State?

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By CARIBCANNIBAL for THE NEW YORK TIMES July 13, 2018 WASHINGTON— The Times recently met with the Republican Speaker of the House, Kaiser Wilheim II (CH-5), to discuss his bill supporting the recognition and support of the Kurdish and Somali people. Both have traditionally been allies in regional American policy for several decades but either… Read more »


Somaliland Declaration on the Origin of African Borders

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Somaliland Declaration on the Origin of African Borders Partition of Africa (1884-1885) The Partition of Africa began with the Berlin Conference of 1884-1885, and was the cause of most of Africa’s borders today. All the major European States were invited to the conference. Germany, France, Great Britain, Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal, and Spain were considered to… Read more »


Yemeni forces shoot down Saudi jet in Asir: Ministry

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Yemen’s Defense Ministry says the country’s air defense forces shot down a fighter jet in southwest Saudi Arabia in retaliation for fresh airstrikes by the kingdom against its impoverished neighbor. In a statement, the ministry said on its website Thursday that the fighter jet belonging to the Royal Saudi Air Force had been hit in… Read more »


UK and Kenya on Disability Summit: Nothing about us, without us

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PRESS RELEASE UK and Kenya on Disability Summit: Nothing about us, without us Speech by High Commissioner Nic Hailey during a reception for Kenyan delegates heading to the Global Disability Summit in the UK LONDON, United Kingdom, July 13, 2018/ — Cabinet Secretary Yatani, Ladies and Gentleman Good afternoon I am delighted to see so… Read more »


Why Djibouti is the loser of the horn of Africa’s new peace

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Ethiopians and Eritreans alike are celebrating the breakneck speed of a rapprochement between Addis Ababa and Asmara, two longtime enemies. Closer ties between the two, while not necessarily a done deal, could usher in a new era of peace and prosperity for the Horn of Africa, resuming a thriving trade relationship and granting landlocked Ethiopia… Read more »