Author Archives: Mohamed Ahmed Abdi

Somaliland: Fools Rush Where Angels Fear to Tread

By Mohamed Ahmed Abdi Ba’alul.

No one thinks that he would live enough to see when our peace-makers turn in to trouble-makers.  The upper house of parliament, has no longer most privileged members, or engaged in its hot debates on issues affecting the lives of ordinary citizens. It’s effective, peace-making dispatches to remote hinterlands are not visible in the headlines, despite of recurring inter-clan hostilities. If they were once the symbol of security, consensus, and the glue that holds Somaliland together, today the reality tells you a different story. read more

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SOMALILAND: THE GROWTH OF TRIBAL INFLUENCE ON POLITICAL ENGAGEMENTS IS THE ECHO OF A FAILED LEADERSHIP

By Mohamed Ahmed Abdi Ba’alul

Despite of successful electoral competitions and peaceful political turnovers that made Somaliland so special, our democratization process appears to be more fragile than previous periods. The absence of parliamentary checks, the voiced concerns of judicial independence and growing public discontent could bring our democratization process to an apparent standstill. read more

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