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.
(Mohamed Farah Abdi) Somalia’s government is reportedly planning to file a legal case against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for setting up a military base in the unrecognized breakaway republic of Somaliland. Press TV reported that: the Somali [...]
(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 [...]
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 [...]
(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 [...]
(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 [...]
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 [...]
(Will Ross – BBC News) The people locked up in the stadium in this picturesque port town have an extraordinary story of tragedy and survival. “My wife and my baby drowned in front of me,” is the first thing Muaz from Ethiopia [...]
(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 [...]
(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 [...]