Review Of ‘The Real Politics Of The Horn Of Africa’: It’s A Marketplace, Where The Currency Is Money And Violence

The author has been in the room during the big peace talks in the Horn of Africa, interviewing and befriending the region’s Big Men. The result is indigestible but brilliant.

Somalis In World War 1: An Exhibition That’s Headed To Hargeisa Highlights An Overlooked Experience Of The Conflict

Somali sailors fought alongside Lord Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar; and could have been present on the ship that carried the body of explorer David Livingstone home from Zanzibar in 1874.

By Backing Somaliland’s Port, Ethiopia Seeks To Grow More Muscle And Change Power Dynamics In Horn of Africa

Addis Ababa seeks to maintain Eritrea’s isolation, and weaken it to the point that it implodes and is formally reunited with Ethiopia. Or it becomes a pliant, client state

Somaliland Changed Its Leader Democratically For Third Time In 14 Years – Impressive For An Unrecognised Nation, But Danger Lurks

Despite a peaceful and democratic poll, voting occurred largely along clan lines, perpetuating the politicisation of the clan.

Goodbye 2017: In A Difficult Year, 10 Small And Big Moments Worth Toasting To In Africa (Part 2)

It’s not about the country with the most resources. The issue is being able to dare and try it.