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”

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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”

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”

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?”

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”

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?”

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”

Somaliland Is A Preeminent Democracy Shining In The Horn Of Africa

By Suleiman Egeh

Recognition or no recognition from the broken and dysfunctional system which led by dysfunctional organizations such as the unelected UN bureaucracy and two den or club of dictators such as the so-called African Union and the Arab league, the Republic Somaliland will keep on progressing and thriving without any help from any one. Continue reading “Somaliland Is A Preeminent Democracy Shining In The Horn Of Africa”

Somaliland: How Can This Election Effect The Future Of This Self-Proclaimed State

On November 13, Somalilanders will head to the polls for their third ever presidential vote. Somaliland – a self-declared independent country that is not internationally recognized – still to a certain extent depends on international support to conduct its elections, but also relies on strong democratic processes to gain favor from the international community. Originally scheduled for 2015, the vote is finally set to occur this month after being delayed twice. Continue reading “Somaliland: How Can This Election Effect The Future Of This Self-Proclaimed State”

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”

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”

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”

Independent Kurdistan Won’t Be Against Interest Of Its Neighbors

By Manish Rai

Iraqi Kurdistan is standing on the verge of historic proposed referendum for its independence. In an exclusive interview with Manish Rai, editor Viewsaround. Kurdistan Foreign Minister Mr. Falah Mustafa said that independent Kurdistan will not be against the interest of its neighbors. Mr. Mustafa added Kurdistan will pursue the good neighborly relations based on mutual respect, understanding, and benefit. Following is the detailed interview of Kurdish Foreign Minister; Continue reading “Independent Kurdistan Won’t Be Against Interest Of Its Neighbors”

How Does A Country Become A Country? An Expert Explains

image-20160809-11006-1wg45ksBy Rebecca Richards

Lecturer in International Relations, Keele University

Within the space of a week this autumn, the people of Catalonia and Kurdistan will be asked if they want to live in an independent country. If these two referendums result in declarations of independence, what happens next? Continue reading “How Does A Country Become A Country? An Expert Explains”

The West Should Stop Its Tomfoolery On Somaliland Recognition

With words like democracy, religious freedom and human rights, Mikael Torstensson and Magnus Oscarsson are trying to convince the world that Somaliland should be recognized as an independent state. Continue reading “The West Should Stop Its Tomfoolery On Somaliland Recognition”

In Somaliland, Amid Persistent Drought, A Nation Of Herders Plots A New Course

In Somaliland, part of famine prevention means keeping people at home, rather than wandering for help. It also means laying the ground for a major shift to lessen dependence on livestock, the backbone of Somalis’ survival for centuries. Part 4 of our series on famine resilience. Continue reading “In Somaliland, Amid Persistent Drought, A Nation Of Herders Plots A New Course”

Somaliland: Ten Years Of International Book Fair

When Jama Muse Jama announced ten years ago that he is holding a Book Fair in Hargeisa. I vividly remember people talking about it and each one giving a different explanation about what the book fair would be. Continue reading “Somaliland: Ten Years Of International Book Fair”