Building A Peaceful, Just And Inclusive Somaliland: SDG16+ Priorities For Action

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Facebook’s Zuckerberg To Apologize For Data Scandal

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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”

Liberland: The Self Proclaimed Free State Where Bitcoin Is An Official National Currency

By Ogwu Osaemezu Emmanuel

Live and Let Live

This year will make it three years since the self-proclaimed Free State of Liberland, or in some cases “Gornja Siga,” was created by Czech politician Vit Jedlicka. This year’s anniversary will be the country’s first ever celebration on its home soil, which is just a three-square-mile patch of land that is the product of a border dispute. Continue reading “Liberland: The Self Proclaimed Free State Where Bitcoin Is An Official National Currency”

Barack And Michelle Obama’s Official Portraits Expand Beyond Usual Format

The pictures, painted by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, are vivid depictions by African American artists and will hang at the Smithsonian Continue reading “Barack And Michelle Obama’s Official Portraits Expand Beyond Usual Format”

Liberia’s Sirleaf Wins Mo Ibrahim Prize

Liberia’s ex-president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has won the $5m Mohamed Ibrahim aka Mo Ibrahim prize for African Leadership. Continue reading “Liberia’s Sirleaf Wins Mo Ibrahim Prize”

Unfiltered with James O’Brien: Nimco Ali: The Fight To End Female Genital Mutilation

Nimco was seven when she was taken to Djibouti to be cut. In an unflinching interview, activist Nimco Ali takes James O’Brien on her incredible personal story, from fleeing her native Somaliland Continue reading Unfiltered with James O’Brien: Nimco Ali: The Fight To End Female Genital Mutilation

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Hanna Ali On Identity, Belonging, And The Storytelling Of Somali Diaspora – Interview

The poet, writer, and researcher explore the nuances of humanity in migration, language, and the search for home. Continue reading “Hanna Ali On Identity, Belonging, And The Storytelling Of Somali Diaspora – Interview”

Ethiopia Committed To Somaliland Peace, Stability: Hailemariam Desalegn

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, January 17, 2018 – Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and Somaliland President Muse Bihi Abdi held discussions on various issues in Addis Ababa yesterday. Continue reading “Ethiopia Committed To Somaliland Peace, Stability: Hailemariam Desalegn”

Somaliland Parliament Passes First Bill Criminalizing Rape

Washington / Hargeisa —  The parliament of the Republic of Somaliland has approved a bill criminalizing rape for the first time, and requiring prison terms for individuals convicted of the crime. Continue reading “Somaliland Parliament Passes First Bill Criminalizing Rape”

The SOAS-Royal Geographical Society (With IBG) Scholarship

Deadline: 5 March 2018

There is one SOAS-Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Scholarship, valued at £18,000 plus a 50% fee waiver provided by SOAS. The remaining 50% of tuition fees will be deducted from the award with the leftover balance being used for maintenance. Continue reading “The SOAS-Royal Geographical Society (With IBG) Scholarship”

Somaliland MPs Adopt First Ever Rape Law

Hargeisa, Somaliland – Lawmakers in the Republic of Somaliland have for the first time adopted a law criminalizing rape, in what has been hailed as a “victory for women” in the conservative Muslim country. Continue reading “Somaliland MPs Adopt First Ever Rape Law”

5 Africa Stories To Watch In 2018

From widely known, to worrying to weird, here are five developing stories to watch in Africa as we kick off 2018. Continue reading “5 Africa Stories To Watch In 2018”

In Case You Didn’t Know ‘Breakway’ Somaliland Is Booming, Democratic And The Capital Hargeisa Is Quite Cool

Hassan Hirsi

SOMALILAND is often described as a breakaway state, void of international recognition. But most parts of Somaliland—including Hargeisa—boast safe, democratic, and culturally compelling destinations for tourists and professionals alike. Continue reading “In Case You Didn’t Know ‘Breakway’ Somaliland Is Booming, Democratic And The Capital Hargeisa Is Quite Cool”

Presidential Elections

Somaliland Decides: 2017 Presidential Elections – In Pictures

Somaliland today is widely regarded to have one of the most thriving democracies in East Africa. It held its presidential elections – the country’s third since 2003 – on 13 November 2017, electing a new president, Muse Bihi Abdi of the Kulmiye party. Continue reading “Somaliland Decides: 2017 Presidential Elections – In Pictures”

Africa For Optimists: 2017 In Review

It’s easy to get beaten down by negative headlines, and there are more than enough of those to go around. But look carefully and 2017 has given Africa Editor Simon Allison plenty of reasons to be optimistic about Africa’s future. Continue reading “Africa For Optimists: 2017 In Review”

A Former Refugee Is Shaking Up The $441B Remittances Industry

By Petra Cahill

LONDON — Refugee, strawberry-picker, economist, U.N. whistleblower and tech CEO: Ismail Ahmed has worn many hats on his long journey to running a firm with an annual turnover of $60 million. Continue reading “A Former Refugee Is Shaking Up The $441B Remittances Industry”

Somaliland: Kibarkingmad Is Impressed By The Continent’s Most Recent Election

Kibarkingmad is impressed by the continent’s most recent election but Olushambles thinks Somaliland should get its act in order. Continue reading “Somaliland: Kibarkingmad Is Impressed By The Continent’s Most Recent Election”

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”

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?”