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    Economic solutions are crucial to help solve Somalia’s political woes

Economic solutions are crucial to help solve Somalia’s political woes

Maximilien von Berg argues that a formalised and inclusive financial sector is necessary for Somalia’s political and economic prospects to improve.

 

With the 2016 presidential contest looming, political stakes are high in Somalia. Yet, it is no secret that this race falls way short of a democratic election. This is precisely why the economy should have every development partner’s complete […]

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    Book Review: Al-Shabaab in Somalia: the history and ideology of a militant Islamist Group by Stig Jarle Hansen

Book Review: Al-Shabaab in Somalia: the history and ideology of a militant Islamist Group by Stig Jarle Hansen

As a revised and updated version of Stig Jarle Hansen’s Al Shabaab in Somalia is released, LSE’s Joanna Lewis praises the volume for providing a comprehensive history of the militant Islamist group.

 

Stig Jarle Hansen’s widely acclaimed book on Al-Shabaab in Somalia: The History and Ideology of a Militant Islamist Group first published in 2013, has been reissued this year […]

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    Book Review: Famine in Somalia: Competing Imperatives, Collective Failures, 2011 – 12 by Daniel Maxwell and Nisar Majid

Book Review: Famine in Somalia: Competing Imperatives, Collective Failures, 2011 – 12 by Daniel Maxwell and Nisar Majid

LSE’s Richard Stupart says Famine in Somalia: Competing Imperatives, Collective Failures, 2011 – 12 by Daniel Maxwell and Nisar Majid is an excellent volume that should be mandatory reading for researchers, practising humanitarians, or policy makers interested in understanding better what went into the making of and response to a ‘complex humanitarian emergency’ in Somalia.

 

This year marked the fifth […]

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    Parents in Somaliland are going to great lengths to stop their children from migrating to Europe

Parents in Somaliland are going to great lengths to stop their children from migrating to Europe

Nimo-ilhan Ali unveils one of the strategies used by Somali parents to prevent their children from undertaking the risky journey to Europe.

Discussions about the ‘migration crisis’ has largely been framed within the confinements of what European politicians and governments are doing or should be doing to halt the arrivals of a large number of people via the Mediterranean. Rarely […]

Twenty five years later, Somaliland comes of age

LSE alumnus Bashir Ali reflects on Somaliland’s progress and development as it celebrates a landmark anniversary.

Somaliland is to most a region of Somalia; however, it recently celebrated its landmark 25th Independence Day to commemorate when it decided to discontinue the Union with Somalia. Somaliland was a former British protectorate securing independence on 26th June 1960 and sacrificing it five […]

Africa at LSE Blog: Most Popular Posts of 2015

As the year draws to a close, it is normal to think back on how the year went. For those of us who work on the blog, we asked ourselves which articles our readers liked the most. We thought that you probably would like to know too! We hope you enjoy discovering a post you may have missed or […]

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    Book Review: Border and Borderlands as Resources in the Horn of Africa Edited by Dereje Feyissa and Markus Virgil Hoehne

Book Review: Border and Borderlands as Resources in the Horn of Africa Edited by Dereje Feyissa and Markus Virgil Hoehne

LSE’s Ilaria Carrozza says that the book Border and Borderlands as Resources in Horn of Africa addresses a gap in Africanist Studies on the impact of human agency on the limitations imposed by borders.

Border and Borderlands as Resources in the Horn of Africa provides an interesting counter-intuitive view of states borders as resources for people who live along them. […]

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    Book Review: The New Pirates: Modern Global Piracy from Somalia to the South China Sea by Andrew Palmer

Book Review: The New Pirates: Modern Global Piracy from Somalia to the South China Sea by Andrew Palmer

Andrew Palmer’s new contribution to the field is less academically rigorous but nonetheless important as he brings in a new perspective on the development and impact of modern piracy off the Somali coast, writes Caroline Varin.

Andrew Palmer, CEO of Idarat Ltd. and Idarat Resilience JLT – both maritime security companies – brings a wealth of professional experience to his […]

January 15th, 2015|Conflict|0 Comments|

Is Detroit a Suburb of Somalia?

LSE’s Karl Muth suggests Detroit’s Somali community might hold the key to the city’s revival. After past trips to Somalia and Somaliland, I’ve argued that Somalia is really the westernmost province of China. But, today, I argue there is – in turn – a westernmost province of Somalia in the American midwest. November in Somaliland is a peaceful time, with […]

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    Annual Hargeysa International Book Fair and Cultural Centre: Diaspora imports that are pushing the arts to the fore in Somaliland

Annual Hargeysa International Book Fair and Cultural Centre: Diaspora imports that are pushing the arts to the fore in Somaliland

As the Hargeysa Cultural Centre opens during the annual International Book Fair in Somaliland, LSE alumnus Giulia Liberatore highlights how diaspora is transforming a region with no access to IMF or World Bank loans. “This country is the product of our imagination,” Edna Adan stated boldly, addressing a cheering crowd at the opening of the 7th Hargeysa International Book Fair. […]

September 22nd, 2014|Arts/Culture, Society|0 Comments|

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