Q&A With Somaliland Singer Sahra Halgan Ahead Of Sep 27 DDC Gig

Kyle Mullin

Music isn’t merely art for Sahra Halgan. She’s used it as an essential remedy. Continue reading “Q&A With Somaliland Singer Sahra Halgan Ahead Of Sep 27 DDC Gig”

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Boom For Kenyan Miraa Traders As Shortage Hits Somaliland

In Summary

  • Ethiopia supplies most of the miraa consumed in Hargeisa, Somaliland and Djibouti.
  • Nyamita spokesman Kimathi Munjuri said they are now delivering 12 tons of miraa to Hargeisa since last week.
  • Somaliland broke away from the Federal Republic of Somalia in 1991.

Continue reading “Boom For Kenyan Miraa Traders As Shortage Hits Somaliland”

Ethiopian PM Woos Stakeholders To Help Resolve Oromo-Somali Ethnic Conflict

Ethiopian Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, has called on major stakeholders to assist the government to achieve a durable peace among the feuding parties in the Oromia and Somali regional states. Continue reading “Ethiopian PM Woos Stakeholders To Help Resolve Oromo-Somali Ethnic Conflict”

Nimco Ali Can’t Fly Despite Friends In High Places

A Somaliland-born Nimco Ali has problems with her visa | Ingmar Bergman’s love of landlines | Tristram Hunt is still a V&A tourist | Amber Riley’s Leading Ladies leave egos at door | Jason Isaacs slams Sean Spicer  Continue reading “Nimco Ali Can’t Fly Despite Friends In High Places”

Somaliland: The Surprising Place Where Cash Is Going Extinct

Somaliland, a self-declared republic in East Africa, faces high illiteracy and has an economy ravaged by a civil war. But it might just become the first cashless society on Earth. Continue reading “Somaliland: The Surprising Place Where Cash Is Going Extinct”

Mohamed Farah Eyeing Tokyo After Winning Fourth Successive Great North Run

Somaliland-born Mohamed Farah says he wants to move back to Britain, but as he kicked off his full-time road running career with victory in the Simplyhealth Great North Run today, he admitted that he is unlikely to make any changes to his training set-up in the short term as he attempts to turn himself into a world-class marathon runner. Continue reading “Mohamed Farah Eyeing Tokyo After Winning Fourth Successive Great North Run”

Press Release: Rohingya Community Crises

The President of Republic of Somaliland;

H.E. Ahmed Mohamed (Sillanyo) Continue reading “Press Release: Rohingya Community Crises”

Football For The Stateless

By: Supriya Nair
Men don’t need passports to dream of becoming Messi, as people the world forgot know Continue reading “Football For The Stateless”

The Sydneysider Who Is An MP In Somaliland

Matt Wade

Dual nationals might not be welcome in Australia’s parliament – the Barnaby Joyce citizenship saga has reminded us all of that. Continue reading “The Sydneysider Who Is An MP In Somaliland”

Al-Shabaab Is Not Mining Uranium In Somalia To Sell To Iran

TEHRAN, IRAN – Cindy Vesterggard, a Senior Associate with the Nuclear Safeguards rejected a few conservative media outlets report on a letter by the Somali FM that Al-Shabaab was mining UOC for transport to Iran. Continue reading “Al-Shabaab Is Not Mining Uranium In Somalia To Sell To Iran”

Somalia Seeks US Help, Says Militants Plot To Supply Uranium To Iran

WASHINGTON / PUNTLAND, SOMALIA — The Somali government has asked the United States to provide “immediate military assistance” because it says al-Shabaab militants are plotting to supply uranium to Iran. Continue reading “Somalia Seeks US Help, Says Militants Plot To Supply Uranium To Iran”

Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström Responds To MP Markus Wiechel Questions On Somaliland Case Of Recognition

Stockholm, Sweden, September 4, 2017 (Saxafi) – “For a long time, Sweden has assumed three stated criteria that must be met in order to recognize an independent country: There should be a people, there should be a territory and there should be a government that can exercise control over the territory. Somaliland fulfills all of these three criteria – and many in addition to them.” Continue reading “Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström Responds To MP Markus Wiechel Questions On Somaliland Case Of Recognition”

Somaliland Independence: How To Save Lives And Create Peace

By Ian Fingado

Imagine that you are in a nice, grassy park, sitting on a bench, looking out at a river. There’s bustling shipping economy, and within a few miles, you can see a stadium that holds the largest horse race in the U.S. Continue reading “Somaliland Independence: How To Save Lives And Create Peace”

Somaliland Amongst the 26 Finalists Of The 7th Annual Miss Africa Great Britain Beauty Pageant

Meet the finalists for the 7th Annual Miss Africa Great Britain Pageant taking place on the 14th of October 2017 at the Royal Regency Hall in London. The Finalists are from Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, DR of Congo, Somaliland, Cameroon, Eritrea, Somalia, Togo, Guinea, Senegal, and Lesotho. Continue reading “Somaliland Amongst the 26 Finalists Of The 7th Annual Miss Africa Great Britain Beauty Pageant”

Mohamed Farah: Dominating By Centimeters

A column by Len Johnson

A Somaliland-born British legend Mohamed Farah won the final track race of his career in the same manner as many of his famous Championships victories – looking utterly dominant while winning by centimeters. Continue reading “Mohamed Farah: Dominating By Centimeters”

GOP Senator Blocks Plans To Fill Africa Post At State Department

A lone Republican lawmaker is threatening to hold up the Trump administration’s pick for the next assistant secretary for Africa. Continue reading “GOP Senator Blocks Plans To Fill Africa Post At State Department”

Mohamed Farah Wins Final Track Race In Illustrious Career

Somaliland-born British track star clinches final 5,000-meter race in Zurich as he sets his sights on marathons. Continue reading “Mohamed Farah Wins Final Track Race In Illustrious Career”

Job Advertisement – Conflict Analysis and Policy Advisor for Somalia

DDG is looking for a dynamic Conflict Analysis and Policy Advisor (CAPA) for Somalia. The CAPA for Somalia will lead DDG’s efforts to strengthen its organizational capacity to systematically conduct and make use of conflict analysis to inform and shape conflict sensitive programming and advocacy. Continue reading Job Advertisement – Conflict Analysis and Policy Advisor for Somalia

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Mohamed Farah Eyes Diamond League Title In His Track Farewell

British distance legend won world silver medal in 5,000m earlier this month Continue reading “Mohamed Farah Eyes Diamond League Title In His Track Farewell”

Sifan Hassan Storms To Record-Breaking 3000m Success In Birmingham

Meeting best falls as Dutch runner Sifan Hassan surprises herself with a national record at the Diamond League meeting Continue reading “Sifan Hassan Storms To Record-Breaking 3000m Success In Birmingham”