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”

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”

Genel’s Fundamentals Are Sound, Says Chairman

The fundamentals of Genel Energy’s business are sound and the strategic focus is clear despite recent changes at board and management level, shareholders will be told at today’s annual general meeting. Continue reading “Genel’s Fundamentals Are Sound, Says Chairman”

President Sillanyo Reshuffles Cabinet

Hargeisa, Somaliland, June 6, 2017 (Saxafi) – President Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud Sillanyo shuffled his cabinet Monday, replacing three Ministers, two governors, and one Director General. Continue reading “President Sillanyo Reshuffles Cabinet”

Somaliland’s Ruling Political Party Donates $70,000 To Burao General Hospital

Burao, Somaliland, June 6, 2017 (Saxafi) – Somaliland’s ruling political party KULMIYE, donated $70,000 to Burao General Hospital on Tuesday in response to the deadly AWD outbreak that has left close to 50 dead and thousands hospitalized. Continue reading “Somaliland’s Ruling Political Party Donates $70,000 To Burao General Hospital”

Hargeisa’s Local Government Issues New Rules In Response To AWD Outbreak

Hargeisa, Somaliland, June 6, 2017 (Saxafi) – The mayor of Somaliland’s capital city issued new rules on Sunday to prevent the spread of the current AWD outbreak that has killed close to 100 people in Somaliland’s eastern regions. Continue reading “Hargeisa’s Local Government Issues New Rules In Response To AWD Outbreak”

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”

EU Launches Somaliland Durable Solutions Consortium Programme

EU has launched its Somaliland Durable Solutions Consortium (SDSC) programme in Somaliland. Continue reading “EU Launches Somaliland Durable Solutions Consortium Programme”

PICTURES: Somalilanders Celebrate Independence Day By Dancing Down London’s Whitehall

Members of the Somaliland diaspora celebrated the anniversary of their homeland’s 1991 declaration of independence from Somalia by dancing down Whitehall, the thoroughfare at the heart of British government. Continue reading “PICTURES: Somalilanders Celebrate Independence Day By Dancing Down London’s Whitehall”

Danish-Somali Girls Freed From The Koran School In Somaliland

Jasmin, who grew up in Vejle, says she was chained for up to 14 days at a time while staying at the school. Continue reading “Danish-Somali Girls Freed From The Koran School In Somaliland”

Tiny Oasis Keeping Hope Alive In Land Ravaged By Drought And Starvation

As goats grazed on pieces of spinach and cows languished under the shade of trees, Maryan Hudun surveyed her farm contentedly. Continue reading “Tiny Oasis Keeping Hope Alive In Land Ravaged By Drought And Starvation”

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”