J. Peter Pham: President Trump’s Perfect Pick For Top Africa Post?

If Pham becomes Assistant Secretary of State for Africa, it would likely mark a shift in the tone and priorities of US-Africa relations. 

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Finding Somaliland’s Ancient Cave Art Is Hard. Protecting It Could Be Harder

Five-thousand-year-old rock art is tucked into an outcropping 40 miles northeast of Hargeisa, the capital of the republic of Somaliland. But its ambiguous political status has made protecting the site especially challenging. Continue reading “Finding Somaliland’s Ancient Cave Art Is Hard. Protecting It Could Be Harder”

Somaliland’s Cholera Outbreak Threatens To Kill Thousands

Mohammed Abdi is four years old – but he looks less than half that.

Children like him are already weakened by hunger and illness but are now facing the threat of contracting cholera. Continue reading “Somaliland’s Cholera Outbreak Threatens To Kill Thousands”

Somaliland: A Profile Of The Region Not Recognized By The Rest Of The World

Somaliland is a self-declared state located in the Horn of Africa. Continue reading “Somaliland: A Profile Of The Region Not Recognized By The Rest Of The World”

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”

Press Release: British Ambassador Visits Hargeisa International Book Fair

Hargeisa, Somaliland, July 22, 2017 (Saxafi) – British Ambassador David Concar this afternoon addressed the renowned Hargeisa International Book Fair, a celebration of Somali culture, heritage and ideas. Continue reading “Press Release: British Ambassador Visits Hargeisa International Book Fair”

As The U.S. Gets More Involved In Somalia, Beware These Three Fallacies

​By Michael F. Harsch, Maximilian M. Meduna and Teresa Krug

The United States is getting more involved in Somalia, the nation in the Horn of Africa that has been wrestling with violent conflict and political instability for nearly three decades. Continue reading “As The U.S. Gets More Involved In Somalia, Beware These Three Fallacies”

The Star Singing For Somaliland’s Recognition

By Chris Giles

Musical icon Sahra Halgan was one of the many people who fled Somaliland after the brutal Siyad Barre regime, which left the self-declared country in ruins. Continue reading “The Star Singing For Somaliland’s Recognition”

Network Airline Management and Astral Aviation Fly Urgent Relief Goods For Canadian Red Cross to Somaliland

Over 57 tones of urgent relief goods were transported by Network Airline Management, the freighter division of the Network Aviation Group, on behalf of the Canadian Red Cross to a field hospital in Hargeisa, Somaliland. Continue reading “Network Airline Management and Astral Aviation Fly Urgent Relief Goods For Canadian Red Cross to Somaliland”

Somaliland’s Children Dying As Drought And Border Dispute Create Fatal Mix

Analysis By Sally Sara

It’s being described as the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II. More than 20 million people are at risk of starvation, mostly in Africa. Continue reading “Somaliland’s Children Dying As Drought And Border Dispute Create Fatal Mix”

Genel Set To Start 2D Shoot In Somaliland

London-listed Genel Energy, together with partners Petrosoma and Sterling Energy, has started a 2D seismic programme over the Odewayne block onshore southern Somaliland, meeting the minimum work commitment specified for the current third exploration period. Continue reading “Genel Set To Start 2D Shoot In Somaliland”

Somaliland Offers Investors Chance To Make History

Prosperity will support the republic’s bid for international recognition Continue reading “Somaliland Offers Investors Chance To Make History”

Cash Is Falling Out Of Fashion – Will It Disappear Forever?

By Bhaskar Chakravorti

On June 27, the ATM turns 50. Former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker once described it as the “only useful innovation in banking.” But today, the cash that ATMs dispense may be on the endangered list. Continue reading “Cash Is Falling Out Of Fashion – Will It Disappear Forever?”

Somaliland Independence: Somalis Quit Britain; Queen Salutes Them

Join Neighbor to Form Republic This Week

LONDON, June 26 – Another African colony stepped out of the British Empire Sunday and Queen Elizabeth sent her greetings to the 600,000 newly freed Somalis. Continue reading “Somaliland Independence: Somalis Quit Britain; Queen Salutes Them”

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”