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Somaliland Wants To Make One Thing Clear: It Is NOT Somalia

Bronwyn Bruton, the director of programs and studies at the Africa Center at the Atlantic Council, says the international community has been uninterested in recognizing Somaliland as a new nation for several reasons. Somaliland’s Foreign Minister Saad Ali Shire is clearly frustrated. Somaliland is being hit by a regional food crisis that the U.N. has […]

October 5th, 2017 | Posted in Current Affairs | Read More »

Somaliland and the Death of Cash

After nearly three decades in the economic and political wilderness, Somaliland, the self-declared country that broke away from Somalia in 1991 at the start of its deadly civil war, remains unrecognized by the outside world. Nestled on the southern shore of the Gulf of Aden, this small fragment of Somali-inhabited territory boasts its own currency, […]

October 5th, 2017 | Posted in Current Affairs,News In English | Read More »

Somaliland secures record $442m foreign investment deal – CNN

The Somaliland government hopes the development will enable it to rival neighboring Djibouti as a point of entry for East African trade, and the project could also prove a much-needed economic boost. Read more

August 17th, 2017 | Posted in Current Affairs | Read More »

How One Woman Brought Life-Saving Maternity Care To Somaliland

Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on the mission of one woman in Somaliland. It’s part of his series Agents for Change. JUDY WOODRUFF: Next: bringing care to women in a country whose medical facilities, already scarce, were destroyed by years of civil war. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on the mission of […]

August 11th, 2017 | Posted in Current Affairs,Fikradaha/Opinions | Read More »

DP World Secures $442 Million Somaliland Port Concession

DP World has celebrated its US$442 million 30-year port concession for the management and development of a multi-purpose port project at Berbera, Republic of Somaliland, which started on March 2, 2017. DP World Berbera complements the company’s investment in Djibouti and will also serve land locked countries in the Horn of Africa. The investment will […]

May 12th, 2017 | Posted in Current Affairs,News In English | Read More »

Suicide bombs kill 28, wound dozens at Istanbul airport

STANBUL, June 28 (Reuters) – Three suicide bombers opened fire before blowing themselves up at the entrance to the main international airport in Istanbul on Tuesday, killing 28 people and wounding dozens more, the provincial governor said. Police fired shots to try to stop two of the attackers just before they reached a security checkpoint […]

June 28th, 2016 | Posted in Current Affairs,News In English | Read More »

Tababare Sare Jama Aden (Karaiin) oo Dambi Lagu Waayey

Tababaraha Caankaa ee caalamka ciyaaraha masaafada dhexe ayaa xorriyadiisi dib loogu celiyey ka dib isniintii hore lagu eedeeyey inuu ciyaartoydiisa uu ku isticmaalo dawooyinka mamnuucaa ee kor u qaada adkaysiga, iyo raandhiiska ciyaartoyga. Ku waas oo ah qaar ka mamnuuca dhamaan ciyaaryahanna ku tartama garoomada caalamigaa.   Haddaba maxaa keenay sababta Jama Aden loo bartilmaansaday? […]

June 27th, 2016 | Posted in Ciyaaraha,Current Affairs,Fikradaha/Opinions | Read More »

How Somaliland made its government work for the people

Parliamentary strengthening in Somaliland transformed its legislature from a ‘rubber stamp’ for the executive to a transparent law-making group that incorporates citizen input into decision making. It is fitting to discuss the challenges to parliamentary strengthening projects near the June anniversary date of President Ronald Reagan’s Westminster Speech. During this speech, delivered 33 years ago […]

June 27th, 2016 | Posted in Current Affairs,Fikradaha/Opinions | Read More »

Djibouti faces new kid on the block

Despite Ramadan, there is no slackening at Djibouti’s ports. Under the relentless sun, whippet-thin men glistening with sweat work the docks, taking what refuge they can in the shade cast by machinery and stacks of cargo. By contrast, things are much quieter 300km southwards in Berbera, on the Somaliland coast, where dhows from Yemen carrying […]

June 23rd, 2016 | Posted in Current Affairs | Read More »

President Silanyo: Why the UK should support a sovereign Somaliland

An independent Somaliland would provide security in a strategically sensitive region, a growing market for goods and services, and an important bulwark against extremism. On 24 June 1960, The London Gazette published a proclamation by HM the Queen terminating British protection over the Somaliland Protectorate and declaring that Somaliland would become ‘’an independent country” on […]

June 23rd, 2016 | Posted in Current Affairs,Fikradaha/Opinions,News In English | Read More »