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Human Rights Day Celebration in Gaza

Tuesday, 9 December 2008, 11:29 am | Abukar Arman

It was Dec 10, 1948 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Today this document is the most widely translated and perhaps the most referenced. More >>

Somali Piracy and the Enchanting Water Circus

Tuesday, 25 November 2008, 9:57 am | Abukar Arman

If you ever felt this whole saga of these invincible maritime desperadoes getting away with the most fantastic piracy operations along the Somali coast is so incredibly bizarre, you are not alone. More >>

Somalia after the Ethiopian Occupation

Friday, 24 October 2008, 12:05 pm | Abukar Arman

In light of the development of several critical issues that include U.S. economic volatility and the new political direction it’s likely to turn towards, it’s not farfetched to predict that Washington-supported Ethiopian occupation of Somalia ... More >>

The Upshot of the Somali Peace Express

Tuesday, 17 June 2008, 7:16 pm | Abukar Arman

Despite its shaky start, the UN-brokered Somali peace accord still has the potential to achieve a historical milestone. Two essential elements that were absent in the 14 previously failed peace conferences were prominent in this one. There were genuine ... More >>

Abukar Arman: Strangulation in the Dark

Sunday, 2 March 2008, 11:01 am | Abukar Arman

Whenever the media fails to press and keep the powerful at check the inevitable consequence is prolonged oppression, lethal destruction, and radicalized insurgency. Aside from Baghdad, nowhere is such consequence more evident than in Gaza and Mogadishu. More >>

Africa Command Prospect & the Partition of Somalia

Monday, 17 December 2007, 3:25 pm | Abukar Arman

As the US Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates, was recently visiting American forces in Djibouti, the Washington Post was reporting how the Pentagon has been spearheading a seemingly dicey initiative to pressure Washington into recognizing the secessionist ... More >>

Abukar Arman: Somalia Cannot be Ignored

Thursday, 29 November 2007, 9:51 am | Abukar Arman

By all standards, the situation unfolding in Somalia is horrifically grim, and according to the UN, it is the worst crisis in Africa; worse than the crisis in Darfur that outraged the world’s conscience in an unprecedented way. More >>

Red-herring in the Horn: Somalia’s latest drama

Monday, 5 November 2007, 1:36 pm | Abukar Arman

For almost two decades, the Somali political theatre was inundated with random episodes of tragic comedies that frustrated the average observer and fatigued donor countries lined up to that funded numerous failed projects to solve the Somali conundrum. More >>

Willful Blindness Doublethink & Mogadishu Massacre

Wednesday, 2 May 2007, 9:55 am | Abukar Arman

The prospect of the ill-advised partnership between Meles Zenawi’s Ethiopia and the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) ever solving the Somali problem is dead on arrival. More >>