Dreaming Of Somaliland

Cecilia Milesi 

Somalilanders are quietly and confidently concretizing their dreams of statehood – all with the wish of one day being recognized as a political entity in its own right. Continue reading “Dreaming Of Somaliland”

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Somaliland Ticks Boxes Of Statehood

By Tristen Taylor

The immigration official at the border between Ethiopia and the Republic of Somaliland says that, in his seven years of working at the small and dusty border post, he has never seen a South African passport before. Continue reading “Somaliland Ticks Boxes Of Statehood”

UK Statement On Presidential Elections In Somaliland On 13 November

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written statement – made on 4th December 2017. Continue reading “UK Statement On Presidential Elections In Somaliland On 13 November”

State Occasion: Sweden Has An Eye On Somaliland’s Independence

The self-proclaimed African nation of Somaliland has gained considerable attention across the world, including in Scandinavia. Continue reading “State Occasion: Sweden Has An Eye On Somaliland’s Independence”

Can Somaliland’s New President Steer It Toward International Recognition?

By Megan Iacobini de Fazio

The candidate of Somaliland’s ruling party, Musa Bihi Abdi, was finally declared the new president of the republic of Somaliland late last month, after eight days of counting, recounting and closed-door negotiations between him, his main rival and the National Electoral Commission. Continue reading “Can Somaliland’s New President Steer It Toward International Recognition?”

UN Lauds Somaliland Elections, Urges Inclusive Politics

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) on Wednesday congratulated Muse Bihi Abdi on his election as president of the republic of Somaliland after confirmation by Supreme Court on Tuesday. Continue reading “UN Lauds Somaliland Elections, Urges Inclusive Politics”

President-Elect: “No Illusions About The Challenges Facing Somaliland”

International recognition is one of many issues for the nation, says president-elect Continue reading “President-Elect: “No Illusions About The Challenges Facing Somaliland””

Divers Group Says It’s Building U.A.E. Naval Base in Somaliland

Divers Marine Contracting LLC started construction of a United Arab Emirates naval base in the Republic of Somaliland. Continue reading “Divers Group Says It’s Building U.A.E. Naval Base in Somaliland”

SD Alone In Parliament Want Sweden To Recognize Somaliland

Sweden Democrats are the only party in the Swedish parliament who wants Sweden to recognize Somaliland.  Continue reading “SD Alone In Parliament Want Sweden To Recognize Somaliland”

International Election Observers: The Implementation Of The Election Is A Recognition In Itself

International election observers hold a press conference on Tuesday where they congratulate Somaliland for another successful election.  Continue reading “International Election Observers: The Implementation Of The Election Is A Recognition In Itself”

‘Still No Sleep’: The Man Who Buried Somaliland’s Dead

Forced to bury thousands, Abdullahi Ibrahim recounts surviving the mass killings by Somalia’s army in country’s north (Somaliland). Continue reading “‘Still No Sleep’: The Man Who Buried Somaliland’s Dead”

Somaliland: The Surprising Place Where Cash Is Going Extinct

Somaliland, a self-declared republic in East Africa, faces high illiteracy and has an economy ravaged by a civil war. But it might just become the first cashless society on Earth. Continue reading “Somaliland: The Surprising Place Where Cash Is Going Extinct”

Press Release: Rohingya Community Crises

The President of Republic of Somaliland;

H.E. Ahmed Mohamed (Sillanyo) Continue reading “Press Release: Rohingya Community Crises”

The Sydneysider Who Is An MP In Somaliland

Matt Wade

Dual nationals might not be welcome in Australia’s parliament – the Barnaby Joyce citizenship saga has reminded us all of that. Continue reading “The Sydneysider Who Is An MP In Somaliland”

Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström Responds To MP Markus Wiechel Questions On Somaliland Case Of Recognition

Stockholm, Sweden, September 4, 2017 (Saxafi) – “For a long time, Sweden has assumed three stated criteria that must be met in order to recognize an independent country: There should be a people, there should be a territory and there should be a government that can exercise control over the territory. Somaliland fulfills all of these three criteria – and many in addition to them.” Continue reading “Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström Responds To MP Markus Wiechel Questions On Somaliland Case Of Recognition”

Somaliland Independence: How To Save Lives And Create Peace

By Ian Fingado

Imagine that you are in a nice, grassy park, sitting on a bench, looking out at a river. There’s bustling shipping economy, and within a few miles, you can see a stadium that holds the largest horse race in the U.S. Continue reading “Somaliland Independence: How To Save Lives And Create Peace”

Job Advertisement – Conflict Analysis and Policy Advisor for Somalia

DDG is looking for a dynamic Conflict Analysis and Policy Advisor (CAPA) for Somalia. The CAPA for Somalia will lead DDG’s efforts to strengthen its organizational capacity to systematically conduct and make use of conflict analysis to inform and shape conflict sensitive programming and advocacy. Continue reading Job Advertisement – Conflict Analysis and Policy Advisor for Somalia

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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. 

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

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”