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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 »

BBC News: Can Somaliland cash in on pirate-free seas?

This is good news for fishermen in the self-declared republic of Somaliland. BBC Monitoring’s Africa security correspondent Tomi Oladipo reports that …   Read More

June 15th, 2016 | Posted in Current Affairs,FYI,News In English,Wararka | Read More »

Roads and Kingdoms: The Unrecognized

Somaliland had been knocked out of contention, but the tournament would continue for another five days. The players were looking forward to a few …   Read More

June 15th, 2016 | Posted in Ciyaaraha,Current Affairs,Fikradaha/Opinions,News In English,Wararka | Read More »

Somali Man, 61, Graduates From High School

Ahmed Mohamed Ali dropped out of school to support his family by working when he was 10 years old. Over the years, he became a well-known tailor in his hometown of Bal’ad, Somalia, but he never gave up on his dream of getting an education. Over the years, he made attempts to go back to […]

June 1st, 2016 | Posted in Current Affairs | Read More »

DP World to create JV to manage Port of Berbera in Somaliland

DP World Group Chairman and CEO, Mr Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem has met with the President of Somaliland, Mr Ahmed Mohamed Mahamoud, during a visit to the country following the signing of a term sheet agreement* in Dubai earlier this month to invest in the multi-purpose Port of Berbera. Mr Bin Sulayem and senior executives […]

May 30th, 2016 | Posted in Ciyaaraha,Current Affairs,Fikradaha/Opinions,FYI,Heeso/Music,News In English,Wararka | Read More »

DP signs US $442m port deal in Africa

DP World intends to expand further across Africa following a deal to create a new gateway in Somaliland, on its eastern coast. DP World chairman Sultan bin Sulayem, was quoted saying: “I am very bullish about Africa and I believe it still has a very huge potential. “The reason why we go to Africa is […]

May 29th, 2016 | Posted in Ciyaaraha,Current Affairs,Fikradaha/Opinions,FYI,Heeso/Music,News In English,Wararka | Read More »

Why the International Community Should Recognise Somaliland

On May 18, I was invited to Somaliland to participate in celebrations of her independence from Somalia on May 18, 1991, after entering into a legally non-binding union with Somalia in 1960. The celebration displayed incredible colour, joy, pomp and patriotism that totally lacks in Kenyan celebrations. On the eve of the great celebration, the […]

May 29th, 2016 | Posted in Ciyaaraha,Current Affairs,Fikradaha/Opinions,FYI,Heeso/Music,News In English,Wararka | Read More »

Dubai’s DP World Agrees to Manage Port in Somaliland for 30 Years

Dubai’s DP World has agreed to manage the Somaliland port of Berbera in a landmark deal this month that opens a new point of access to the Red Sea and gives the global ports operator an alternative hub to Djibouti in the Horn of Africa. Under the terms of the concession agreement, according to a […]

May 29th, 2016 | Posted in Ciyaaraha,Current Affairs,Fikradaha/Opinions,FYI,Heeso/Music,News In English,Wararka | Read More »

Somaliland: Losing patience in the world’s most unlikely democracy

Somaliland should not exist. It’s anomalous in every respect: An island of stability in a sea of chaos; a democracy surrounded by authoritarian regimes; a real nation forged in spite of civil war, clan divisions, and religious tensions – all the usual rocks upon which developmental states wreck. So what makes it work? And why […]

May 24th, 2016 | Posted in Ciyaaraha,Current Affairs,Fikradaha/Opinions,FYI,Heeso/Music,News In English,Wararka | Read More »