The use of violence to end the occupation has not served the Palestinian cause well, instead making matters worse as it hardened the resolve of successive Israeli governments to deal with violent extremism with an iron fist.
The nineteenth century witnessed a burgeoning of individual and team sports, the lion share of which had the genesis in England. By establishing, codifying and disseminating sport throughout the world the English and to a lesser extent the Scots, Welsh and Irish could easily claim to have been the champions of competitive sport. By far […]
The Saudi Arabia decision to execute Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr at this particular juncture was a strategic act of defiance meant to challenge Iran and the United States in particular.
As Somalia’s waters have become less dangerous for international shipping, they have become much more dangerous for Somalia’s fishermen.
Primarily, my appreciation of the past 2015 would extend to all Puntland journalists for their enthusiasm and great contribution who served their time, financial and energy to turn on the good pages of this nation, I’m sure the history will define your sacrifices for this country, you have risked your live and many of you […]
With the first duty of the State being to protect its citizens it is imperative that this be enshrined in every action and law. In reality as we survey much of the world such a fundamental belief is often held to be a laudable, if a somewhat unrealistic ideal. In any society protecting, valuing and […]
The Gaalkacyo Crisis: In response to Dr Salwe’s letter to Abdiweli Gaas and Abdikarim Guled, a letter based on antiquated stereotype and avoidance. [read in Wardheernews.com] You would rather call a spade a spade. Don’t avoid the issue. Be fair and just. The Mudug of the era of the Somali poet and philosopher, Osman Yusuf […]
Today, on International Human Rights Day, the Ethiopian journalist Eskinder Nega, who was convicted on trumped up terrorism charges, will have spent more than four years in jail. Eskinder is just one of many Ethiopian journalists currently languishing behind bars, merely for doing their job. But unlike other journalists incarcerated on spurious terrorism charges such […]
Being free from clan sentimentality and clan irrationality, these younger generations could be like the ones in 1940s of Somalia.
Somalia has been acquainted with the sarcastic politics since its foundation of 1960. Let me quote the saying of Somali Quran teachers, when they are getting you joined their schools they say “Xininyaha banaanka soo dhigo” which they mean -leave your pride out, before you get in to the school”. Compatibly, when you are going […]
The old order is changing, but the new one is yet to take shape, and this is expected to firm up after the Hiiraan/Middle Shabelle formation process. Much will depend on how Presiden Hassan Sheikh kicks the ball, and whether he scores with a disillusioned state process in the country. Even as existing alliances are […]
The world is facing a worsening youth employment crisis; young people are three times more likely to be unemployed than adults Unemployment means a person willing to work but unable to find a qualified job. Our country is facing many problems but one of the serious problems is of unemployment. Many graduates, doctors, engineers, scientist […]
Dollow, South Somalia: Seventeen year old Osob Abdullahi Mohamed carefully inserts a thread through a sewing machine needle, spreads the fabric in position and quickly kicks the machine into motion stitching the pieces together. “It is a lady’s blouse,” says Osob whose family was forced to flee due to conflict and now lives in a […]