Friday, March 23, 2018
Wardheer News

President Farmaajo’s First Year in Office

By Mohamed Abdiqafar haji Hussein President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo and Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khayre believe they have accomplished much in their first year in office, but the reality on the ground is that they have fallen short of the … Continued

Is Somalia really a rising nation?

By Liban Farah Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khayre in his address to the General Assembly of the United Nations on 22 September 2017 made the following statement: “We will continue to formulate measures to strengthen Somalia’s progress including in revenue … Continued

Helmi Ben Meriem: A Tunisian Scholar of Somali Studies

By Hassan M. Abukar As a child growing up in Tunisia, Helmi Ben Meriem heard nothing but negative things about Somalia. It was a country reduced to cultural stereotypes and ravaged by war, famine, and endless squabbling among its political … Continued

Pillaging Somalia: The Dubious DP World- Ethiopia Deal

By Faisal Roble Baadida ninbaa kula deydeya, daalna kaa badane Oon doonahayn inaad heshana, daayin abidkaaye  W/T. Qamaan Bulxan On March 1, 2018, the Dubai-owned DP World and the government of Ethiopia have concluded a dubious deal with the unrecognized … Continued

Alternative Approach to End the Secession

By Osman Hassan Once again, the misguided talks between Somalia and its renegade entity, masquerading under the defunct name of Somaliland, are to resume in Djibouti. These talks, rolling on and no end in sight, are foreign-driven whatever may be … Continued

Reflections on Heritage’s Djibouti Conference

By Faisal Roble Djibouti at its best I arrived in Djibouti on December 17, 2017 to participate in the conference organized by the Heritage Institute for Policy Studies (HIPS). An uncharacteristically cool weather plus a noticeable festive and celebratory mood … Continued

In Praise of a Living Legend: Dr. Abdisamad Nur

By Abdiwahid Isse “A good friend is like a four-leaf clover; hard to find and lucky to have.” This was supposedly a short post and a hastily written one, triggered by these photos of Dr. Abdisamad with his older brother … Continued