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”

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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”

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”