DP World, Masdar Sign MoU To Explore Clean Energy Solutions

Masdar to provide technical advisory services and explore renewable energy solutions for DP World’s ports and free zones in the Middle East and Africa Continue reading “DP World, Masdar Sign MoU To Explore Clean Energy Solutions”

Archaeologists Unearth Forgotten Islamic Ancient City In Ethiopia

British archaeologists in Ethiopia have uncovered a forgotten city dating as far back as 10th century AD that was once believed to be the home of giants.  Continue reading “Archaeologists Unearth Forgotten Islamic Ancient City In Ethiopia”

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”

Hundreds Of Migrants Rescued In Boats Off Libyan Coast

Hundreds of migrants, some of them drifting in rubber dinghies off the coast of Libya, were picked up by Spanish and Italian ships on Saturday, adding to a lengthening list of rescue operations in recent days. Continue reading “Hundreds Of Migrants Rescued In Boats Off Libyan Coast”

‘Sweet As Broken Dates’ Lost Somali Tapes From The Horn Of Africa To Be Released August 25

In 1988, on the eve of a two-decade civil war, Somalia’s authoritarian ruler Siyad Barre launched punishing airstrikes on the north of the country, known today as Somaliland, in response to agitations for independence. Continue reading “‘Sweet As Broken Dates’ Lost Somali Tapes From The Horn Of Africa To Be Released August 25”

Djibouti, Eritrea In Territorial Dispute After Qatar Peacekeepers Leave

Djibouti accused neighboring Eritrea on Friday of occupying disputed territory along their border after Qatar withdrew its peacekeepers. Continue reading “Djibouti, Eritrea In Territorial Dispute After Qatar Peacekeepers Leave”

Rescue Ships Pick Up 1,000 Boat Migrants: Italy Coastguard

Humanitarian rescue ships picked up more than 1,000 migrants from nine rubber and wooden boats off the coast of Libya on Thursday, Italy’s coastguard said. Continue reading “Rescue Ships Pick Up 1,000 Boat Migrants: Italy Coastguard”

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”

At Least 20 People Being Held Hostage In Somalia’s Capital After Suicide Bomb Attack

Mogadishu, Somalia – Gunmen were holding at least 20 people hostage in a restaurant in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Thursday, police said, after a suicide bomber rammed a car next door and militants stormed inside in an attack claimed by Islamist al Shabaab militants. Continue reading “At Least 20 People Being Held Hostage In Somalia’s Capital After Suicide Bomb Attack”

WorldRemit Adds Android Pay As Secure Option For Migrant Remittances

San Francisco – Cross-border money transfer service WorldRemit is enabling its immigrant customer base to send money home using Android Pay, making it the first international remittance firm to run on the Google payments system, the company said on Tuesday. Continue reading “WorldRemit Adds Android Pay As Secure Option For Migrant Remittances”

Somalia Rejects $80M Offer From Saudi To Sever Qatar Ties

Mogadishu, Somalia, June 12, 2017 – Somalia on Sunday rejected an $80 million offer from Saudi Arabia to sever diplomatic ties with Qatar, according to local media. Continue reading “Somalia Rejects $80M Offer From Saudi To Sever Qatar Ties”

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”

Shabaab Fighters Kill Dozens, Including Children, In Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Shabaab militants killed dozens of people — soldiers and civilians, including children — when they stormed a military base on Thursday in northeastern Somalia, officials said. Continue reading “Shabaab Fighters Kill Dozens, Including Children, In Somalia”

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”

Trump Sinks, So Women Must Lead The Fight To Tackle Climate Change

By Michelle Higelin 

Women are disproportionately affected by climate change, which is why they must take the lead role in fighting it, says Michelle Higelin, Interim Director of Actionaid Australia explains. Continue reading “Trump Sinks, So Women Must Lead The Fight To Tackle Climate Change”