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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Ethiopia Cancels Planned Ethio-Djibouti Oil Pipeline Project

By Kaleyesus Bekele

The Ethiopian government canceled the planned Ethio-Djibouti fuel pipeline project, which was proposed to be undertaken by Black Rhino Group.   Continue reading “Ethiopia Cancels Planned Ethio-Djibouti Oil Pipeline Project”

“Growing Together” Interview With Djiboutian Minister Of Economy And Finance

The Ethiopian government wants to develop port facilities in countries such as Sudan and Somaliland. Would Djibouti provide opportunities for the Ethiopian government if there is a similar request? Continue reading ““Growing Together” Interview With Djiboutian Minister Of Economy And Finance”

Somaliland: Don’t Look For It On A Map

Somaliland, Northern Cyprus, Transnistria and Abkhazia are examples of unrecognized states who struggle to join the worldwide community of sovereign countries for a variety of reasons Continue reading “Somaliland: Don’t Look For It On A Map”

What Somalia And The Rest Of Africa Should Learn From Somaliland

By Fredrick Ngugi

On Monday, citizens of the self-proclaimed Somaliland lined up at over 1.500 polling stations to elect their fifth President. Everyone, including the young and the elderly, was eager to make their choice. Continue reading “What Somalia And The Rest Of Africa Should Learn From Somaliland”

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”

BAD INTEL, BAD JUDGMENT: On the Eve of Congressional Hearings, New Evidence About Alleged U.S. Massacre in Somalia

A series of incidents involving Special Operations Forces in Africa raises questions about oversight, effectiveness, and whether a coherent strategy exists at all. Continue reading “BAD INTEL, BAD JUDGMENT: On the Eve of Congressional Hearings, New Evidence About Alleged U.S. Massacre in Somalia”

OUT OF CONTROL: Strong Evidence That U.S. Special Operations Forces Massacred Civilians In Somalia

An investigation by The Daily Beast on the ground in Somalia appears to confirm that American soldiers were involved directly in the deaths of 10 innocent civilians. Continue reading “OUT OF CONTROL: Strong Evidence That U.S. Special Operations Forces Massacred Civilians In Somalia”

THE GOLD STAR BROTHER: Ryan Owens, Navy SEAL Killed In Yemen, Was Braver Than America Knew

Former Navy SEAL John Owens opens up about the brother he lost and Ryan’s secret mission in Somalia that posthumously earned him the Silver Star. Continue reading “THE GOLD STAR BROTHER: Ryan Owens, Navy SEAL Killed In Yemen, Was Braver Than America Knew”

Exclusive: Inside The Secret Mission That Got A Navy SEAL Killed In Africa

An exclusive investigation into the fatal final days of SEAL Team 6 member Kyle Milliken in Somalia. Continue reading “Exclusive: Inside The Secret Mission That Got A Navy SEAL Killed In Africa”

Norwegian May Become Oil Minister In Somaliland

Norwegian-speaking Ibrahim Mohammed Hassan, 66, may become oil minister in  Somaliland, according to Nettavisen newspaper. Continue reading “Norwegian May Become Oil Minister In Somaliland”

WorldRemit Raises $40m To Target 5 Million Customers In Africa

Eric Auchard

London – Cross-border digital money transfer service WorldRemit aims to increase its customers fivefold to 10 million in 2020, with half of them in Africa, Chief Executive Ismail Ahmed said. Continue reading “WorldRemit Raises $40m To Target 5 Million Customers In Africa”

Arabs, Europe, U.N. Reject Trump’s Recognition Of Jerusalem As Israeli Capital

LONDON – Arabs and Muslims across the Middle East on Wednesday condemned the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital as an incendiary move in a volatile region and Palestinians said Washington was ditching its leading role as a peace mediator. Continue reading “Arabs, Europe, U.N. Reject Trump’s Recognition Of Jerusalem As Israeli Capital”

Here’s Why Russia Might Set Up A Red Sea Base In Sudan

Written by Andrew Korybko 

Long-serving Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir invited the Russian military into his country during his historic visit to Moscow last week, stating that Sudan needs protection from an American Hybrid War plot to “Balkanize” his rump state into five separate ones following the 2011 secession of South Sudan. Continue reading “Here’s Why Russia Might Set Up A Red Sea Base In Sudan”

Sudanese President Visits Russia: Seeking Protection From The United States

By Peter Korzun

We have been dreaming about this visit for a long time,” said Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir as he was being greeted by Russian President Vladimir Putin on Nov.23 at the Black Sea resort of Sochi. Continue reading “Sudanese President Visits Russia: Seeking Protection From The United States”

Could Somaliland Eradicate FGM?

By Rageh Omaar,

ITV’s International Affairs Editor

Somaliland is a country which doesn’t officially exist. Continue reading “Could Somaliland Eradicate FGM?”

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”

Somaliland After The Elections: Old Traps, New Challenges

By Claire Elder

The Republic of Somaliland is recognized as an autonomous region in Somalia’s northwestern region. Since it broke away from Somalia in 1991, it has held five successful elections. Continue reading “Somaliland After The Elections: Old Traps, New Challenges”

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”