The Rebirth Of Somaliland (18): Quest For International Recognition

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Africa Showdown: Major Players Involved, Including Russia

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State-Making At Gunpoint: The Role Of Violent Conflict In Somaliland’s March To Statehood

The role of war in processes of state-making has long been hotly disputed. Although generally considered an African ‘success story’, the case of Somaliland, whose unilateral declaration of independence was embedded in violent conflict, may be instructive. Continue reading State-Making At Gunpoint: The Role Of Violent Conflict In Somaliland’s March To Statehood

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Ethiopia, Berbera Port And The Shifting Balance Of Power In The Horn Of Africa

Upon Eritrean independence in 1993, Ethiopia became landlocked and therefore dependent on neighbors – especially Djibouti – for access to international markets. This dependency has hampered Ethiopia’s aspiration to emerge as the uncontested regional power in the Horn of Africa. Continue reading Ethiopia, Berbera Port And The Shifting Balance Of Power In The Horn Of Africa

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Somaliland Leader Slams ‘Senseless Hostility’ Of Opposition To DP World Deal

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Somaliland: DP World The Road To Re-Recognition

By Abdulaziz Al-Mutairi

The latest UN Report on Somalia (Ex-South Somali Republic), highlighted that Mogadishu administration needs at least another ten years to go out of current chaos. The international community spent about $7 billion on stabilizing ‘Somalia’ until now, and many peacekeepers lost their lives. Continue reading “Somaliland: DP World The Road To Re-Recognition”

Somaliland – Between Democracy And Prosperity

Democracy helps keep things together, and radicalism in check, in Somaliland. Democracy in this Muslim country also has to be implemented in an environment beset by poverty, and where Islamic radicalism is an attractive alternative for some. Continue reading “Somaliland – Between Democracy And Prosperity”

Port Deal Underscores Djibouti’s Reliance On Ethiopia

With political instability in Ethiopia, will there be enough trade to keep Somaliland and Djibouti’s ports busy? Continue reading “Port Deal Underscores Djibouti’s Reliance On Ethiopia”

Superpowers In The Horn

By Neamin Ashenafi

At a time of political upheavals, mass protests and violence taking place even after the state of emergency was ratified by lawmakers, the world’s superpowers seem more interested in the Horn of Africa more than ever. Continue reading “Superpowers In The Horn”

China’s Growing African Footprint Could Lock The US Out From Its Lone Africa Base

On the days before and after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson embarked on his first official trip to Africa, one issue has risen as the main concern among American officials: China’s ascendant role in the African continent. Continue reading “China’s Growing African Footprint Could Lock The US Out From Its Lone Africa Base”

Somaliland Customs: The Need For Management And Leadership Competencies In Reform Administration

By Mohamed A. Gurhan

Traditionally, customs administrations all over the world used to operate mainly as gatekeepers for the collection of import, export and other revenues to support the government. Continue reading “Somaliland Customs: The Need For Management And Leadership Competencies In Reform Administration”

Can The Trump Administration Stop China From Taking Over A Key African Port?

By Josh Rogin

On his Africa tour this week, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will argue the United States is a better partner for Africa than is China, which is rapidly expanding its influence and power in Africa. Continue reading “Can The Trump Administration Stop China From Taking Over A Key African Port?”

Ethiopia: The Thorny New Port Deal On The Horn Of Africa

As if Somalia didn’t have enough problems already, on March 1 state-owned Emirati company DP World announced that Ethiopia’s government had purchased a 19 percent stake in the Port of Berbera in Somaliland, Continue reading “Ethiopia: The Thorny New Port Deal On The Horn Of Africa”

China Dominant In Djibouti Port Spat

Geoff Hill

There are only two sea routes linking Europe with East Africa and much of Asia. Either you sail around the Cape of Good Hope or through the Suez Canal and the Red Sea.

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Official: Ethiopia Acquires 19% Stake In DP World Berbera Port

Ethiopia will become a shareholder of the Port of Berbera following the signing of an agreement with DP World and the Somaliland Port Authority in Dubai today. Continue reading “Official: Ethiopia Acquires 19% Stake In DP World Berbera Port”