Archaeologists Unearth Forgotten Islamic Ancient City In Ethiopia

British archaeologists in Ethiopia have uncovered a forgotten city dating as far back as 10th century AD that was once believed to be the home of giants.  Continue reading “Archaeologists Unearth Forgotten Islamic Ancient City In Ethiopia”

Somaliland Exchange Student Finds Home Away From Home

By Suzannah Couch

When Naima Faarax boarded a plane home to Somaliland, she took with her a love for rain, for tacos and for the kindness of locals in Brown County. Continue reading “Somaliland Exchange Student Finds Home Away From Home”

Somaliland Calls For Talks With Somalia

Somaliland wants to reopen talks with the newly elected government of Somalia on security, economic cooperation and development, according to country’s foreign minister. Continue reading “Somaliland Calls For Talks With Somalia”

‘Sweet As Broken Dates’ Lost Somali Tapes From The Horn Of Africa To Be Released August 25

In 1988, on the eve of a two-decade civil war, Somalia’s authoritarian ruler Siyad Barre launched punishing airstrikes on the north of the country, known today as Somaliland, in response to agitations for independence. Continue reading “‘Sweet As Broken Dates’ Lost Somali Tapes From The Horn Of Africa To Be Released August 25”

‘My Children Feel Welcomed And Respected Here’ How An Asylum Seeker Feels About Wales

This week is Refugee Week, as part of the events, Ruth Mosalski met with two refugees one who has been in Wales for 30 years, and one who hopes she will be allowed to make this her home. Continue reading “‘My Children Feel Welcomed And Respected Here’ How An Asylum Seeker Feels About Wales”

Wall Street-Sponsored School In Somaliland Finds Its Way In The Age Of Trump

Deniz Cam

Herding goats and camels in Somaliland as a teenager, Mubarik Mohamoud had no idea he would go to college – let alone attend one of the world’s most prestigious universities, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Continue reading “Wall Street-Sponsored School In Somaliland Finds Its Way In The Age Of Trump”

Landlocked Ethiopia Eyes Role in DP World-Managed Somaliland Port

Ethiopia is in talks to acquire shares in a joint venture involving DP World Ltd. that will manage a port in Somaliland, a Somaliland official said, a move that could give the fast-growing yet landlocked Horn of Africa economy its first stake in foreign docks. Continue reading “Landlocked Ethiopia Eyes Role in DP World-Managed Somaliland Port”

No Country For Nomads: The Hard Life Of A Somali Shepherd

Well-adapted to the desert, but not to the modern world Continue reading “No Country For Nomads: The Hard Life Of A Somali Shepherd”

Hybrid Wars 8. In The Horn Of Africa (IIB)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)
The first part of the research on the Horn of Africa described the regional state-to-state political dynamics, and now it’s time to delve into each country more in depth in order to acquire a heightened sense of their strategic positions. Continue reading “Hybrid Wars 8. In The Horn Of Africa (IIB)”

DP World To Invest Half A Billion In Somaliland Port

Dubai-based port operator DP World has announced plans to spend $442m on the expansion of its port at Berbera in Somaliland. Continue reading “DP World To Invest Half A Billion In Somaliland Port”

Somaliland Wants To Make One Thing Clear: It Is NOT Somalia

Somaliland is being hit by a regional food crisis that the U.N. has described as one of the largest humanitarian emergencies since 1945. Continue reading “Somaliland Wants To Make One Thing Clear: It Is NOT Somalia”

U.A.E. May Fly Warplanes From Somaliland as Africa Reach Grows

Proposed Somaliland base to sit on busy world shipping route and Emirates increasingly flexing its diplomatic, military muscle Continue reading “U.A.E. May Fly Warplanes From Somaliland as Africa Reach Grows”

“Otherwise We’ll Have To Go To War”: Somaliland Demands Recognition 26 Years On

Somaliland’s Foreign Minister talks about the self-declared state’s struggle for recognition, domestic successes, and strategies towards Somalia. Continue reading ““Otherwise We’ll Have To Go To War”: Somaliland Demands Recognition 26 Years On”

International Recognition For Somaliland Will Boost Prosperity In The Horn Of Africa

26 years on, Somaliland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation reiterates the case for independence. Continue reading “International Recognition For Somaliland Will Boost Prosperity In The Horn Of Africa”

Intelligence And The Presidency: How To Get It Right

The importance of the intelligence community’s relationship with the president himself cannot be overstated. Continue reading “Intelligence And The Presidency: How To Get It Right”

For The Somaliland National Team, Recognition Means More Than Acclaim

In representing a country that remains unrecognized by the international community, the Somaliland national team is making a statement both on and off the pitch. Continue reading “For The Somaliland National Team, Recognition Means More Than Acclaim”

Berbera Port To Serve Trade Needs Of Landlocked Ethiopia

The government of landlocked Ethiopia has secured rights to access and use Somaliland’s Red Sea port of Berbera, Continue reading “Berbera Port To Serve Trade Needs Of Landlocked Ethiopia”

In A Country Called Somaliland

TO GO OR NOT TO GO?

That was the first question. The idea of entering a country that doesn’t officially exist, and that most people would never dream of visiting, fascinated us. Continue reading “In A Country Called Somaliland”

The London Conference And Prospects For Peace And Stability In Somalia

The 11 May 2017 London Conference on Somalia will discuss boosting humanitarian aid and security reforms that will increase the army’s numbers to 18,000. But the government must tackle corruption and restart national reconciliation if it wants to build effectively on recent progress toward ending the 25-year conflict. Continue reading “The London Conference And Prospects For Peace And Stability In Somalia”

Instruments Of Pain (III): Conflict And Famine In Somalia

Chronic conflict is preventing effective response to Somalia’s prolonged drought and humanitarian crisis. This special briefing, the third in a series of four examining the famine threats there and in Yemen, South Sudan and Nigeria, urges Somalia to improve governance and promote countrywide clan reconciliation to end the war. Continue reading “Instruments Of Pain (III): Conflict And Famine In Somalia”