World University Rankings 2014-2015

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-2015 list the best global universities and are the only international university performance tables to judge world-class universities across all of their core missions – teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. The top universities rankings employ 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons available, which are trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments.

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Posted by on October 23, 2014 in Uncategorized


Ali Mazrui: Godka Lagu Jannee…Geesi buu ahaa



“Ali Mazrui, a scholar and prolific author who set off a tsunami of criticism in 1986 by writing and hosting “The Africans: A Triple Heritage,” a public television series that culminated in what seemed to be an endorsement of African nations’ acquiring nuclear weapons, died on Oct. 12 at his home in Vestal, N.Y. He was 81.

His family announced the death without specifying a cause.

Uhuru Kenyatta, the president of Kenya, where Professor Mazrui was born, said at the time of his death that he was “a towering academician whose intellectual contributions played a major role in shaping African scholarship.”

His books and his hundreds of scholarly articles explored topics like African politics, international political culture, political Islam and globalization. He was for many years a professor at the University of Michigan, and since 1989 had held the Albert Schweitzer chair at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Reflecting his habit of provocation, Professor Mazrui wrote an article in 2012, posted on Facebook, accusing Dr. Schweitzer, the revered medical missionary in pre-independence Gabon, of being “a benevolent racist.” He wrote that Dr. Schweitzer had called Africans “primitives” and “savages,” and had treated Africans in a hospital unit that was separate from, and less comfortable than, one for whites.

Professor Mazrui’s courage transcended ideas. When he was a political-science professor in Uganda in the early 1970s, the country’s brutal dictator, Idi Amin, invited him to be his chief adviser on international affairs — “his Kissinger,” Professor Mazrui told The New York Times in 1986. Instead, he publicly criticized Amin and fled Uganda.

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Posted by on October 21, 2014 in Uncategorized


Reza Aslan: Fariid Faraxalan

Prof. Aslan waxa aan ku jecelahay qaab doodeedkiisa ku salaysan kalsoonida iyo aqoonta. Reza waa libaax miciyo tusay Bill Maher-ka “aan ahayn waxa uu ismooday”. Haddii qaabkiisan loo waajihi lahaa islaam-ka-bacowga – Islamophobia – isla markaana dhagax loo dhigi lahaa sheegashooyinkooda aan aqoonta iyo xaqiiqada taariikhiga ah ku dhisnayn…mugdigan dunidan ka muuqdaa ma waareen. Good job Dr. Reza…I love your style.

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Posted by on October 20, 2014 in Uncategorized


Gaza: The Story in 50 Seconds…

DAD LA DULLEEYEY IYO DUNI DAMIIR BEESHAY…Wael muxuu ku hadli ma hadal baa yaal!

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Posted by on July 24, 2014 in Uncategorized


Bob Davids: Management vs Leadership

In aad labadan kala fahantaa waxa ay kuu furi kartaa duni ballaadhan oo kaa daahnayd.

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Posted by on June 27, 2014 in Uncategorized


Khudbaddii Ugu Wacnayd ee Arday Ka Jeediyo Harvard Business School!

Casey Gerald: Fariid faraxalan, wiil qor-qoran, deggen, aftahan ah, il-dheer oo haybad hoggaamineed ka muuqato. Isaga oo aan waxba warqad ku soo xar-xarriiqan ayuu soo hor istaagay ardaydii, bareyaashii iyo maamulka jaamacadda Harvard si uu u jeediyo hadalkii sagootiska ardayda MBA-da ka qalinjebisay gugan 2014. Dabadeed si aan la filayn hore na loo arag ayuu u hadlay!

Dhegayso khudbaddiisa adba waad ila qiri doontaa in uu ugu yaraan leeyahay hibo uu ku noqdo THE NEXT OBAMA eh.

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Posted by on June 23, 2014 in Uncategorized




May 16, 2014


By Mohamed Mohamoud Silanyo

siilaanyoIt is not the first time, of course, that our young country has asked the AU to take this momentous step. President Dahir Rayale Kahin, my predecessor, first applied in 2005.

The African Union is proving, exactly as far-sighted as its architects hoped, a tremendous force for good for our continent. Year by year, its authority and influence is grows as it provides an indispensable platform for Africa to come together to address our many opportunities and challenges.

As we look around our continent today, the need for the AU’s intervention – both in response to terrible emergencies [as we have seen in Nigeria] and to accelerate wider progress – has rarely been greater.

So I am genuinely reluctant, on behalf of my country, to add to an already packed agenda. But I believe the AU should no longer put off recognising Somaliland as an independent country and full member.

It is not the first time, of course, that our young country has asked the AU to take this momentous step. President Dahir Rayale Kahin, my predecessor, first applied in 2005. The result was an AU mission which looked at what our leaders and citizens had built together since we declared independence in 1991.

It found our progress was “unique” in African political history and recommended that the AU “should find a special method of dealing with this outstanding case”. Eight years later, Somaliland is still waiting. As we celebrate our 23rd anniversary as an independent nation tomorrow, we find ourselves still denied recognition from our own continent.

This matters to Somaliland – and to Africa. Our country has much to celebrate tomorrow. From the ruins of a bitter conflict, we have forged a nation which is an oasis of peace, stability and democracy in a troubled region.

Power is transferred peacefully through democratic elections. State institutions including the police and armed forces are in place. Terrorists find no safe haven within our territory. Nor do pirates operate off our coast.

Given the terrible damage which years of conflict caused, we remain a poor country. But free education has been introduced for boys and girls. Our economy is slowly being rebuilt. We have a great deal in which to take pride.

But the lack of formal recognition from our fellow African countries and the world community remains a serious brake on progress and our hopes of improving the lives of our citizens. It makes it much more difficult for us to access the international aid or loans to drive development. We are denied a seat at the table when the future of the Horn of Africa is being discussed.
I understand, of course, the reasons for caution.

But after 23 years as a functioning independent country, the time has come to recognise the reality on the ground. Our citizens have left no doubt about where they see their future when they voted overwhelmingly for our continued independence in a national referendum in 2001 which was judged by outside observers as fair and free.

It is also important to remember that the AU mission to Somaliland specifically accepted that granting membership would not open “a Pandora’s Box” which other territories would follow. One of the principles of the AU’s foundation was respect for borders at the time of independence. Somaliland’s request for recognition does not contradict this doctrine.

Perhaps even more importantly, we believe our case for recognition is even stronger now than in 2006. The intervening years has shown that our country is built on very sound foundations. Relations between us and Somalia – with which we had a disastrous union for three decades – have also improved. We have agreed an ambitious agenda of co-operation to work together to tackle terrorism, extremism, piracy, illegal fishing, toxic dumping and other serious crimes.

Such co-operation is important not only for our two countries but also for the wider region and world. The Horn of Africa remains a source of tension and conflict. But Somaliland cannot play its full role in helping spread peace and stability unless we are treated as full partners by the international community.

The AU was born out of the hopes of new countries who believed together they could help each other grow and prosper.

Over the last 23 years, Somaliland has shown what can be achieved with courage and hard work. We are now asking for the chance to be accepted as full members of the African community so we can build on the solid foundations we have put in place and help drive progress across the continent.

Mr Silanyo is the President of Somaliland.

Source: Saturday Monitor (Uganda)

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Posted by on May 17, 2014 in Uncategorized