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Geopolitics / Africa

Somaliland Predictions Bearing Out: al-Shabaab Terrorist Group Empowered; Ethiopia May React

Somaliland Predictions Bearing Out: al-Shabaab Terrorist Group Empowered; Ethiopia May React

Jul 30, 2010 at 11:39 | Defense and Foreign Affairs

The Republic of Somaliland’s incoming President, Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo, on July 28, 2010, announced his new Cabinet, but the formation of the Government has done little to stem the internecine…

International Community Presses Juba, Khartoum On Sudan Referendum

International Community Presses Juba, Khartoum On Sudan Referendum

Jul 28, 2010 at 05:44 | Fawzia Sheikh

The international community is pressuring the Juba and Khartoum governments to speed up preparation for a vote on South Sudan’s future – a decision that will be dominated by the…

Horn, Red Sea Braces for Instability as Somaliland Moves Toward Islamist Reunification With Somalia

Horn, Red Sea Braces for Instability as Somaliland Moves Toward Islamist Reunification With Somalia

Jul 14, 2010 at 02:49 | Gregory R. Copley

The Election Commission of the Republic of Somaliland on July 1, 2010 — as noted, the highly-iconic 50th anniversary date of the original union of the Republic of Somaliland with…

Somaliland Presidential Election Besieged by Well-Financed Islamists, Threatening Horn/Red Sea Stability

Somaliland Presidential Election Besieged by Well-Financed Islamists, Threatening Horn/Red Sea Stability

Jul 01, 2010 at 12:25 | Defense and Foreign Affairs

It is now apparent that moves forecast by GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs  by pan-Somalians and Islamists to undermine, overthrow, and discredit the Republic of Somaliland’s June 26, 2010, Presidential…

Violence and Fraud Being Injected into the Somaliland Presidential Election Process

Violence and Fraud Being Injected into the Somaliland Presidential Election Process

May 20, 2010 at 10:50 | Defense and Foreign Affairs

The delicate security situation in and around the Horn of Africa by mid-May 2010 began to get dramatically worse, with the potential for major problems for the international sea trade…

Nigerian Uncertainties Created by Presidential Election Ambition May Hurt Global Energy Markets

Nigerian Uncertainties Created by Presidential Election Ambition May Hurt Global Energy Markets

May 13, 2010 at 08:29 | Defense and Foreign Affairs

The apparent decision on May 11, 2010 — discreetly revealed by two Nigerian newspapers the next day — that Nigerian Pres. Dr Goodluck Jonathan would be interested in contesting the…

Piracy In The Puntland Region of Somalia

Piracy In The Puntland Region of Somalia

May 12, 2010 at 11:55 | Defense and Foreign Affairs

The Puntland region of Somalia has, in recent years, been increasingly seen as the springboard for piracy against commercial vessels operating in and through the Gulf of Aden at the…

Somali Pirates Continue to Plague the Horn of Africa

Somali Pirates Continue to Plague the Horn of Africa

May 07, 2010 at 14:02 | John Daly

The Horn of Africa has become a hotbed of piracy due to outdated maritime laws, the lack of a Somali government and gut-wrenching poverty. Where there is a sea, there…

Nigeria Back in Business as Jonathan's US Visit Highlights Renewed Control of the Government

Nigeria "Back in Business" as Jonathan's US Visit Highlights Renewed Control of the Government

May 04, 2010 at 09:17 | Editorial Dept

The visit to Washington, DC, in April 2010 by Acting Nigerian Pres. Goodluck Jonathan, ostensibly as part of US President Barack Obama's Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) gave Nigeria the opportunity…

Somaliland's Presidential Election Assumes Growing Priority as Major Powers Sense Strategic Urgency of the Horn Situation

Somaliland's Presidential Election Assumes Growing Priority as Major Powers Sense Strategic Urgency of the Horn Situation

Apr 21, 2010 at 19:00 | Defense and Foreign Affairs

Somaliland’s delayed Presidential election is back on track after a period of active foreign interference to manipulate the electoral rolls, and is expected to take place before the end of…

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