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Waddani: The anti-development party of Somaliland

Thursday, March 23, 2017 @ 1:02 am

(Mohammed Dahir Ahmed) Somaliland has development aspirations to develop the livelihood of  its citizens via economic and social development endeavor. This development initiative requires financing through various financial instruments both local [...]

US and Ethiopia train AMISOM soldiers

Monday, March 20, 2017 @ 10:22 pm

(Vanguardngr) The U.S. and Ethiopia Military on Monday began training soldiers from the African Union mission in Somalia (AMISOM) aimed at countering the threat from the radical Islamist group al-Shabaab. The Justified Accord Exercise 2017, the [...]

The Agazian Movement: Exhuming a Corpse?

Saturday, March 18, 2017 @ 4:33 am

(Tesfay Nigus) Recent exchanges on [social] media among self-claimed propagators of the so called ‘Agazian’ movement, the antagonists, and few independents have attracted the attention of many active youth. And it has also provoked me to write [...]

South Sudan declares world’s first famine since 2012

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 @ 12:28 am

(Council on Foreign Relations) The South Sudanese government and the United Nations declared a famine affecting a hundred thousand people (Sudan Tribune) in Unity state, saying that an additional one million South Sudanese are on the brink of [...]

UAE military base will boost Somaliland-Ethiopia relations

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 @ 7:51 pm

(Mohamed Farah Abdi – Hargeisa, Somaliland) On 12 February 2017, the government of Somaliland accepted the formal application of the U.A.E. seeking permission from the Somaliland government to open a military base in Berbera. This application [...]

Somaliland Parliament approved UAE military base deal

Monday, February 13, 2017 @ 6:50 pm

The parliament of Somaliland ratified on Sunday an agreement for a United Arab Emirates (UAE) military base in the port of Berbera. The agreement was reached months ago between the officials of the two governments, on the sidelines of the [...]

Somalia: Mohamed Abdullahi “Farmaajo” elected president

Thursday, February 9, 2017 @ 12:11 am

Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, a former Somali prime minister and dual Somalia-U.S. citizen, was elected president of Somalia after two rounds of voting by the country’s newly selected parliament. The departing president, Hassan Sheikh [...]

US ends economic embargo on Sudan

Sunday, January 15, 2017 @ 3:41 am

(Josh Lederman and Matthew Lee – Associated Press) The Obama administration announced Friday the end of a U.S. economic embargo on Sudan, lifting trade and financial sanctions in an eleventh-hour push to expand ties with the long-estranged [...]

The Military Base put Somaliland in Jeopardy

Friday, January 13, 2017 @ 5:10 am

(Kudos Nahur – Berbera, Somaliland) The potential UAE military base in Berbera has seen controversy even within Somaliland presidency and its cohorts. Apart from these, there are various stakeholders connected to the port militarization [...]

The Impact of China on Western’s Policy towards Africa

Thursday, January 12, 2017 @ 4:57 am

Berhanu Tsegay (from MoFEC) [Oct, 2013] Abstract Driven by its own energy demands that are exponentially increasing as a result of its booming economy China has already begun extensively to play the field in Africa by offering a mix of loans on [...]

Arabs dirty game in Somaliland once again

Friday, January 6, 2017 @ 5:06 am

(Kudos Nahur – Hargeysa, Somaliland) Somaliland’s delegation has been in United Arab Emirates (UAE) negotiating with DP World for the management of Berbera Port. But all of a sudden, local media reported that the Somaliland delegation [...]
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