Dreaming Of Somaliland

Cecilia Milesi 

Somalilanders are quietly and confidently concretizing their dreams of statehood – all with the wish of one day being recognized as a political entity in its own right. Continue reading “Dreaming Of Somaliland”

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Somaliland: Don’t Look For It On A Map

Somaliland, Northern Cyprus, Transnistria and Abkhazia are examples of unrecognized states who struggle to join the worldwide community of sovereign countries for a variety of reasons Continue reading “Somaliland: Don’t Look For It On A Map”

What Somalia And The Rest Of Africa Should Learn From Somaliland

By Fredrick Ngugi

On Monday, citizens of the self-proclaimed Somaliland lined up at over 1.500 polling stations to elect their fifth President. Everyone, including the young and the elderly, was eager to make their choice. Continue reading “What Somalia And The Rest Of Africa Should Learn From Somaliland”

Somaliland Ticks Boxes Of Statehood

By Tristen Taylor

The immigration official at the border between Ethiopia and the Republic of Somaliland says that, in his seven years of working at the small and dusty border post, he has never seen a South African passport before. Continue reading “Somaliland Ticks Boxes Of Statehood”

Norwegian May Become Oil Minister In Somaliland

Norwegian-speaking Ibrahim Mohammed Hassan, 66, may become oil minister in  Somaliland, according to Nettavisen newspaper. Continue reading “Norwegian May Become Oil Minister In Somaliland”

WorldRemit Raises $40m To Target 5 Million Customers In Africa

Eric Auchard

London – Cross-border digital money transfer service WorldRemit aims to increase its customers fivefold to 10 million in 2020, with half of them in Africa, Chief Executive Ismail Ahmed said. Continue reading “WorldRemit Raises $40m To Target 5 Million Customers In Africa”

Here’s Why Russia Might Set Up A Red Sea Base In Sudan

Written by Andrew Korybko 

Long-serving Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir invited the Russian military into his country during his historic visit to Moscow last week, stating that Sudan needs protection from an American Hybrid War plot to “Balkanize” his rump state into five separate ones following the 2011 secession of South Sudan. Continue reading “Here’s Why Russia Might Set Up A Red Sea Base In Sudan”

Sudanese President Visits Russia: Seeking Protection From The United States

By Peter Korzun

We have been dreaming about this visit for a long time,” said Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir as he was being greeted by Russian President Vladimir Putin on Nov.23 at the Black Sea resort of Sochi. Continue reading “Sudanese President Visits Russia: Seeking Protection From The United States”

Could Somaliland Eradicate FGM?

By Rageh Omaar,

ITV’s International Affairs Editor

Somaliland is a country which doesn’t officially exist. Continue reading “Could Somaliland Eradicate FGM?”

UK Statement On Presidential Elections In Somaliland On 13 November

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written statement – made on 4th December 2017. Continue reading “UK Statement On Presidential Elections In Somaliland On 13 November”

Somaliland After The Elections: Old Traps, New Challenges

By Claire Elder

The Republic of Somaliland is recognized as an autonomous region in Somalia’s northwestern region. Since it broke away from Somalia in 1991, it has held five successful elections. Continue reading “Somaliland After The Elections: Old Traps, New Challenges”

State Occasion: Sweden Has An Eye On Somaliland’s Independence

The self-proclaimed African nation of Somaliland has gained considerable attention across the world, including in Scandinavia. Continue reading “State Occasion: Sweden Has An Eye On Somaliland’s Independence”

Somaliland: Women’s Election Campaign

The elections in Somaliland focused above all on the development of democracy. Party political differences faded into the background. That could teach Europe something. Continue reading “Somaliland: Women’s Election Campaign”

Can Somaliland’s New President Steer It Toward International Recognition?

By Megan Iacobini de Fazio

The candidate of Somaliland’s ruling party, Musa Bihi Abdi, was finally declared the new president of the republic of Somaliland late last month, after eight days of counting, recounting and closed-door negotiations between him, his main rival and the National Electoral Commission. Continue reading “Can Somaliland’s New President Steer It Toward International Recognition?”

SWEET AS BROKEN DATES: These Lost And Found Somali Tapes Are Now Nominated For A Grammy Award

It is an album that captures the melodious voices of prominent Somali singers like Hibo Nura, Nimo Jama, the Waberi troupe, and the Iftin Band, among others. Continue reading “SWEET AS BROKEN DATES: These Lost And Found Somali Tapes Are Now Nominated For A Grammy Award”

Arsenal Supports WorldRemit As First-Ever Official Online Money Transfer Partner

WorldRemit and Arsenal partner to use the power of football to find a better way to connect communities. Continue reading “Arsenal Supports WorldRemit As First-Ever Official Online Money Transfer Partner”

UN Lauds Somaliland Elections, Urges Inclusive Politics

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) on Wednesday congratulated Muse Bihi Abdi on his election as president of the republic of Somaliland after confirmation by Supreme Court on Tuesday. Continue reading “UN Lauds Somaliland Elections, Urges Inclusive Politics”

President-Elect: “No Illusions About The Challenges Facing Somaliland”

International recognition is one of many issues for the nation, says president-elect Continue reading “President-Elect: “No Illusions About The Challenges Facing Somaliland””

Anarchy: How Somaliland Just Solidified Its Independence

By Joe Jarvis – Analysis

If you hate the government so much, why don’t you move to Somalia? Continue reading “Anarchy: How Somaliland Just Solidified Its Independence”