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Somaliland

Somaliland is a breakaway region of Somalia. It has 3.5 million population and covers the northwest part of Somalia bordering Djibouti in the north, Ethiopia in the west, the Puntland region of Somalia in the south and the Indian Ocean in the east.

Somaliland declared independence in 1991.It has not been recognized by the international community, though Ethiopia, the United Kingdom, the European Union have offices in Somaliland.

Somaliland has a Presidential system and has held two successful elections to date. In 2012, opposition candidate Ahmed Mohamoud won the presidency. Hargeysa is the capital of Somaliland, while Berbera is the main port.

Read the posts related to Somaliland below.

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Ethiopia: Senior ONLF militant and 6 others killed, captured

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 @ 11:49 pm

Ethiopian government claimed to have killed and captured fighters including the logistics head  of Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF). An ONLF unit crossing into the country through the southeastern border with Somalia was captured on Monday [...]

Why Somaliland is not a recognised state

Sunday, November 8, 2015 @ 4:40 am

(The Economist) Somaliland, a slim slice of Somali-inhabited territory on the southern shore of the Gulf of Aden, ticks almost all the boxes of statehood. It has its own currency, a reasonably effective bureaucracy and a trained army and police [...]

Somaliland: Time for another Referendum?

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 @ 7:25 pm

(Robleh M. Lafcanbe) As we saw over the past couple months, the historic union of the United Kingdom was on the verge of splitting up as the people of Scotland decided to go the polls to vote on independence or to remain part of the UK. On the day [...]

Somaliland’s long wait for int’l recognition

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 @ 6:24 am

[Originally published on Somaliland Press.] Since its secession from the rest of Somalia in 1991, successive Somaliland governments have worked tirelessly to gain recognition that many believe it warrants. However, still recognition eludes her. One [...]