Month: September 2022

CVCP La nation

Victims Remember the Café de Paris Crackdown

One of Djibouti’s expatriate communities commemorated the 1990 Café de Paris terrorist attack last weekend, in Ottawa, Canada. There were also simultaneous rallies across Europe to remember and mourn the victims of the unwarranted brutal crackdown on the Gadabursi community following the terrorist attack. On September 27, 1990, 32 years to the day, Djibouti was […]

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Khadija and Umal

Will the Controversy over Minister Khadija’s Pants Spark a Wider Debate

Somalia’s chaotic political and security life has recently sparked new controversy. The attire of a female minister drew the ire of a religious scholar. Those who think it’s just plain wrong to criticize pants or trousers do not appreciate its potential fallout. Those who stick to the apparent dichotomy that emerges from the confrontation of […]

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Could Dispute between Federal and Regional Leaders Derail Debt Relief?

President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud’s first four months at the helm of Somalia have been marred by conflicts on his own making. The latest conflict with regional states had been simmering for some time and erupted late last month. A concerted message came on August 31 from regional state governments, particularly their finance ministries, stating that […]

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