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Understanding the Sovereignty Imperative: A Closer Look at the East African Community Treaty and its Implications for Somalia

The exploration of sovereignty within the framework of regional integration, specifically under the East African Community (EAC) Treaty, holds significant relevance for Somalia. Despite occasional misinterpretations that label the EAC Treaty as a possible encroachment on the sovereignty of participating states, it is crucial to recognize that the treaty is intentionally structured to safeguard and amplify the individual sovereign rights […]

TOGETHER TOWARDS TOMORROW: SOMALIA’S EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY INTEGRATION

“A Voyage of Collaboration, Trials, and Mutual Economic Growth” In a landmark development, Somalia and the East African Community (EAC) have achieved a significant milestone on their path to enhanced regional integration. Following rigorous negotiations at the Kenya School of Government in Nairobi from August 22 to 30, 2023, Somalia and EAC’s lead negotiators have sealed a final negotiation outcome […]

POLICY BRIEF ON CONFLICTS IN ETHIOPIA, AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR HORN OF AFRICA

On August 6th, the East African Institute for Peace and Governance hosted a Twitter Space focusing on the ongoing crisis in Ethiopia, particularly within the Amhara region. The event garnered significant attention, drawing participants from a wide array of sectors within the community. These participants included academics, politicians, civil society members, students, and intellectuals. Notably, two prominent figures renowned for […]

OPINION – In the face of deadly drought, Somalia’s amorphous election discourse could trigger armed conflicts.

Already struggling with droughts, floods, famine, Somalia now encountering uncertainty due to long-delayed parliamentary elections The writer is a Senior Lecturer at Somali National University and Horn of Africa Affairs Analyst MOGADISHU, Somalia Somalia is encountering an uncertainty due to the long-delayed parliamentary elections. The country was already struggling with the protracted droughts, floods, famine and locust which jeopardized the […]

OPINION: Ethiopia’s planned National Dialogue and the deep concerns of Somalis

By Anwar Abdifatah Bashir Addis Abeba – The Somali region in Ethiopia, formerly known as Ogadenia, has been under constant oppression since the British administration ceded the region to Ethiopia in 1954 under the iron fist rule of Emperor Haileselassie. Like his predecessor Menelik II, Haileselassie had expedited the oppression against other communities, mainly from the wider south such as Somalis […]

OPINION – Somalia should shape Horn of Africa’s geopolitics

Türkiye supports Somalia, through infrastructure, institutional building projects, and providing scholarships to students The Horn of Africa region is full of untapped natural resources, including gas, oil, and minerals. But, regrettably, the region is also familiar with destitution, frequent droughts, famines, internecine communal violence, and political instability and insecurity. In addition, Horn of Africa countries are victims of Western economic […]