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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »