Saturday, December 31, 2011
Friday, December 30, 2011
While the country focused on its foreign missions and the appointment of ambassadors to the newly established spots, the Somali famine dominated Turkey's global agenda and even the speech Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan delivered at the General Assembly session of the September UN meeting. Addressing leaders of the world, Erdoğan called on UN nations to act on Somalia, repeating his sorrow over the high number of Somali deaths due to the harshest drought and famine the country has experienced within the last century.
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Oops. I decided to look on the bright side: traveling via Somali minibus would definitely give me a chance to experience more of the local culture. Otherwise, I might have been tired and headed straight for my hotel..
The unit of currency of the Republic of Somaliland i.e. the Somaliland Shilling, is a lasting sign of the British influence on this region. Let us take a look at the history of Somaliland and the Shilling, more particularly the history of Somaliland and the 1 Shilling coin.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Whilst the Government seems beset with infighting over a sum of $500,000 that should have gone to the Finance Ministry a humanitarian disaster appears to be developing in Awdal region. People are fleeing their homes in Seemal and Elbardale following the recent murder of three locals. So far it has been reported at least 600people have fled from their homes and are on their way to the town of Dilla, Awdal. Yet whilst this displacement is going on it seems particularly shocking that the Vice Minister is busy inaugurating a number of projects and facilities in the same region.
He was in the nearby town of Gabiley on Sunday with a large delegation of ministers and government officials where he cut the ribbon for a number of infrastructures including two roads, an orphanage, class rooms and conference hall. The projects were reportedly all carried out by the local Gabiley administration.
Monday, December 26, 2011
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Baahida Geedbalaadh darteed: Baaq Ku Socda Ururka Horumarinta Gabiley iyo Agagaarkeeda ee Magaciisu yahay GARDO
Waxan baaq xoojin u ah qaylo dhaantii uu maamulka degmada Geed-balaadh soo saaray dhawaan halkan uga dirayaa Ururka loo aasaasay inuu ka shaqeeyo horumarinta guud ee gobolka Gabiley (GARDO) ee ka jira dalka Ingiriiska, oo runtii wax-qabad muuqda oo dhanka caafimaadka iyo wax-barashadaba ah tiroba dhawr goor ka hirgaliyay meelo ka mid ah gobolka Gabiley (Arabsiyo iyo Gabiley). Hawlahaa uu ururku fuliyay oo aad loogu diirsaday waxay waxtar aan la qiyaasi karin u yeesheen dadka ku nool gobolka Gabiley oo ku badhaadhay. Dadka ka qaybqaatay inay wax u qabsoomaan ururka GARDO-na waa ay ku amaanan yihiin kuna mahadsan yihiin, ilaahayna waa uu ka abaal-marin. Waana waajib la gutay.
Baahida dalkii hooyo ee jamhuuiyada diimuqraadiga ah ee Somaliland taalaa way badan tahay waana ay baahsan tahay oo lama wada dabooli karo, hase yeeshee sida dhamaanteenba la gudbooni waa inaan kolba meesha ugu daran ee horumarka taabka gaaban leh ee bulshadu ka xagal daacayo uun ka nab-nabnaa ama ka kab-kabnaa.
Saturday, December 24, 2011
AbdiShakur Jowhar’s article, The end of Somalia: Scenario of Partition, has caused quite a stir. And the response from most Somali readers, I suspect, is revulsion at the specter of doom the article sketches and dismissal of the author as an unabashed secessionist with ulterior motives. I beg to differ!
I have read the article twice, and both times came out quite impressed. Not that this, being impressed with a Jowhar article, is something new to me. I have always found Jowhar a pleasure to read, even when I have drastically disagreed with him. He writes, it appears, with a cheer in his heart, a smile in his face, a song on his lips. True, a smirk can, especially from afar, be mistaken for a smile; but the sense of levity with which he writes is always there, palpable with its effulgent radiance.
This article, though, is of an entirely different tone: matter of fact, raw, and altogether lugubrious.
Friday, December 23, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Also in the realm of hydrocarbon geopolitics, is the speculation that a potential ‘Azania’ (Kenya’s buffer to its buffer region) would be home to offshore oil reserves..
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Monday, December 19, 2011
Last month, Mayor-elect Robert Macdonald gave his own sentiments on the subject at a public debate: “I have no problem with people from any country coming over, as long as they come here to work... This is a poor community. We’re not as well-heeled as the people down south yet we have been chosen to support, for a portion of our taxes, to go to these people.”
Dr. Barrie has 20 years of experience in mineral exploration with expertise in VMS and Ni-Cu-PGE deposits, as well as orogenic gold and porphyry Cu deposits.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Saturday, December 17, 2011
The population pyramid, also named age- pyramid, of Somaliland shows over sixty percent are concerning fifteen thirty ages. The young citizens of Somaliland keen to study, as well as some sponsor them selves to learn.
Currently, big quantity of students is often witnessed awaiting courses on the private and public educational institutions. The English language privates are booming and turned the Somaliland into English talking nation. This is element of training revolution in Somaliland exactly where everyone is hunting the information. The govt educational institutions deliver excellent understanding natural environment and curriculum with the students.
Friday, December 16, 2011
"Iceland didn't only talk the talk, we walked the walk," Icelandic Foreign Minister Ossur Skarphedinsson said. "We stood by our word, we have supported the Palestinian cause and today will not be the end of that, we will continue to do so."
Thursday, December 15, 2011
- TUESDAY, Dec. 13 (HealthDay News) - Chewing the green leaves of the khat plant for its amphetamine-like effect appears to raise the risk for both stroke and death among heart patients, according to a large new study from the Middle East. The finding, however, could have relevance far beyond that region, as emigration has increasingly brought khat-chewing to the shores of both Europe and North America.
Consumed by an estimated 10 to 20 million people worldwide, for centuries the naturally grownCatha edulis shrub has been widely available (and most popular) across East Africa and the southern Arabian Peninsula, where some people munch on khat in pursuit of a euphoric or aroused state of mind.