As Egyptian expatriates begin voting in the upcoming presidential election, Field Marshal Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, who is pegged to become Egypt’s next president, published a message to all Egyptians living abroad.
In an interview with Sky News Arabia, Egyptian presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabahi stressed that the dreams of democracy and social justice remain with Egyptians. If he wins, Sabahi said that he is committed to all of Egypt’s international agreements, however, the peace treaty with Israel would need to be be modified to allow Egypt to more effectively control the Sinai Peninsula. Continue reading
Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird recently congratulated Yemen on the success of its National Dialogue Conference. Baird considered the conference a historical achievement, paving the way for freedom, democracy, human rights and the Rule of Law in Yemen. The Foreign Minister also confirmed that Canada will continue to support Yemen during this period of political transition.
The Global and Mail reports on Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s visit to Israel. Harper was in Tel Aviv as a part of his current Middle East tour. The PM received an honourary doctorate from Tel Aviv University and expressed his thoughts on the Jewish state and the current conflict in Syria.
The Republic of Somaliland declared it’s independence from the rest of Somalia in 1991 after a drawn-out conflict with the former ruler of Somalia, General Barre. As yet they have failed to convince the international community to back their independence despite their political stability and position as one of the most democratic regimes in East Africa. This is a collection of articles that focus on various development goals and strategies proposed by the Somaliland regime including the development of the capital Hargeisa, the port of Berbera and business deals with China.