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Is Democratic peace theory fundamentally flawed?

Is Democratic peace theory fundamentally flawed?

Farhan Ali Ahmed  Farxaan26@yahoo.co.uk BA (Hons) Public policy, Msc in International Conflict (With commendation)   The concept of democracy has diverse interpretations, but generally, a democratic state is one in which all adults are considered free and equal, able to participate in the decision making processes of their society through legislative processes. Importantly, there is […]

April 3 2014 | Posted in English Articles, News In English | Read More »

COMMUNIQUE OF THE 21ST EXTRAORDINARY SUMMIT OF HEADS OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT OF IGAD

COMMUNIQUE OF THE 21ST EXTRAORDINARY SUMMIT OF HEADS OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT OF IGAD

The IGAD Heads of State and Government held its 21stExtraordinary summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 3 May 2013, under the Chairmanship of H.E Mr. Hailemariam Desalegn, the Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and current Chairperson of the IGAD Assembly to discuss the political situation in the Federal Republic of Somalia. […]

May 4 2013 | Posted in English Articles, News In English | Read More »

Somali Reporter Sentenced To One Year in Prison

Somali Reporter Sentenced To One Year in Prison

A Mogadishu court on Tuesday handed down one-year prison sentences to a woman who said she was raped by security forces and a reporter who interviewed her. The judges decided the woman falsely claimed she was raped and had insulted the government.   The judges based their decision on medical evidence that the woman was […]

February 6 2013 | Posted in News In English | Read More »

Analysing Britain’s Policy towards Somalia

Analysing Britain’s Policy towards Somalia

              Analysing Britain’s Policy towards Somalia Contents Executive summary Introduction What is Policy? Britain Conquering Somaliland Britain conquers the Horn of Africa Britain’s Current policy towards Somalia Why should Britain engage Somalia? Al-Shabab as a terrorist posing threat Oil B.     Piracy   Conclusion Recommendations Bibliography 1.   Executive summary   […]

February 4 2013 | Posted in English Articles, News In English | Read More »

Somali government arrests Three over scholarship fraud

Somali government arrests Three over scholarship fraud

Three officials have been arrested for mismanaging a scholarship scheme that sends Somali students to Turkey, Somalia’s education minister said Saturday, a sign that the fledgling government is committed to fighting the corruption that contributes to the country’s failed-state status.   Minister Maryan Qasim Ahmed said the officials were arrested for offering the scholarships to […]

January 29 2013 | Posted in News In English | Read More »

Britons urged to leave Somaliland

Britons urged to leave Somaliland

All British nationals in Somaliland should leave immediately because of “a specific threat to Westerners”, the UK Foreign Office has said.   It was already advising Britons in Somalia, including Somaliland, to leave, but has reviewed and reissued its advice in light of the threat.   It says kidnapping “motivated by criminality or terrorism” remains […]

January 29 2013 | Posted in News In English | Read More »

French Troops Won’t Go to Mali,

French Troops Won’t Go to Mali,

President François Hollande has categorically ruled out a French military intervention in Mali on Tuesday. France will not intervene “under any pretext” in the north of the country, currently under the control of Islamist militias.   At a press conference held to mark his first six months in office, Hollande pledged that Paris would only […]

November 14 2012 | Posted in News In English | Read More »

Workers across the European Union are staging a series of protests and strikes against rising unemployment

Workers across the European Union are staging a series of protests and strikes against rising unemployment

General strikes in Spain and Portugal halted transport, businesses and schools and led to clashes between police and protesters in Madrid. Smaller strikes were reported in Greece, Italy and Belgium, and rallies were planned in other countries. Hundreds of flights have been cancelled in Spain and Portugal. Airlines are recommending passengers check the schedules before […]

November 14 2012 | Posted in News In English | Read More »

Will Istanbul Conference engender a common vision for Somalia?

Will Istanbul Conference engender a common vision for Somalia?

The succor of Turkish government to the people of Somalia has caused different reactions. First, it has uplifted the hope and spirit of the Somali people afflicted by the combination of civil war, famine, brutal rule of Al-Shabab, the abuses of corrupted Transitional Federal Government (TFG) and the dividing and disempowering policies of the international […]

June 3 2012 | Posted in News In English | Read More »

Somalia: Rescuing the process of transition.For a constitution to be created successfully, the process must be transparent, inclusive and thoroughly debated.

Somalia: Rescuing the process of transition.For a constitution to be created successfully, the process must be transparent, inclusive and thoroughly debated.

        Dr Afyare Elmi Doha, Qatar – Somalia’s transition can be rescued, but only if cooler heads prevail. Sheikh Bashir Salad, the chairman of the Council of Religious Scholars of Somalia, has issued a statement criticising the content of and the process for legitimising the international community-funded and controlled draft-constitution of Somalia. […]

May 12 2012 | Posted in News In English | Read More »