The Role Of Election Observers In Somaliland

This report is a record of a Forum event held on 5 November, before the 13 November 2017 election day. Continue reading “The Role Of Election Observers In Somaliland”

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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”

Somaliland: Women’s Election Campaign

The elections in Somaliland focused above all on the development of democracy. Party political differences faded into the background. That could teach Europe something. Continue reading “Somaliland: Women’s Election Campaign”

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?”

SWEET AS BROKEN DATES: These Lost And Found Somali Tapes Are Now Nominated For A Grammy Award

It is an album that captures the melodious voices of prominent Somali singers like Hibo Nura, Nimo Jama, the Waberi troupe, and the Iftin Band, among others. Continue reading “SWEET AS BROKEN DATES: These Lost And Found Somali Tapes Are Now Nominated For A Grammy Award”

Arsenal Supports WorldRemit As First-Ever Official Online Money Transfer Partner

WorldRemit and Arsenal partner to use the power of football to find a better way to connect communities. Continue reading “Arsenal Supports WorldRemit As First-Ever Official Online Money Transfer Partner”

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””

Anarchy: How Somaliland Just Solidified Its Independence

By Joe Jarvis – Analysis

If you hate the government so much, why don’t you move to Somalia? Continue reading “Anarchy: How Somaliland Just Solidified Its Independence”

Somaliland Is A Preeminent Democracy Shining In The Horn Of Africa

By Suleiman Egeh

Recognition or no recognition from the broken and dysfunctional system which led by dysfunctional organizations such as the unelected UN bureaucracy and two den or club of dictators such as the so-called African Union and the Arab league, the Republic Somaliland will keep on progressing and thriving without any help from any one. Continue reading “Somaliland Is A Preeminent Democracy Shining In The Horn Of Africa”

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”

Somaliland: How Can This Election Effect The Future Of This Self-Proclaimed State

On November 13, Somalilanders will head to the polls for their third ever presidential vote. Somaliland – a self-declared independent country that is not internationally recognized – still to a certain extent depends on international support to conduct its elections, but also relies on strong democratic processes to gain favor from the international community. Originally scheduled for 2015, the vote is finally set to occur this month after being delayed twice. Continue reading “Somaliland: How Can This Election Effect The Future Of This Self-Proclaimed State”

Boom For Kenyan Miraa Traders As Shortage Hits Somaliland

In Summary

  • Ethiopia supplies most of the miraa consumed in Hargeisa, Somaliland and Djibouti.
  • Nyamita spokesman Kimathi Munjuri said they are now delivering 12 tons of miraa to Hargeisa since last week.
  • Somaliland broke away from the Federal Republic of Somalia in 1991.

Continue reading “Boom For Kenyan Miraa Traders As Shortage Hits Somaliland”

Ethiopian PM Woos Stakeholders To Help Resolve Oromo-Somali Ethnic Conflict

Ethiopian Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, has called on major stakeholders to assist the government to achieve a durable peace among the feuding parties in the Oromia and Somali regional states. Continue reading “Ethiopian PM Woos Stakeholders To Help Resolve Oromo-Somali Ethnic Conflict”

Nimco Ali Can’t Fly Despite Friends In High Places

A Somaliland-born Nimco Ali has problems with her visa | Ingmar Bergman’s love of landlines | Tristram Hunt is still a V&A tourist | Amber Riley’s Leading Ladies leave egos at door | Jason Isaacs slams Sean Spicer  Continue reading “Nimco Ali Can’t Fly Despite Friends In High Places”

Football For The Stateless

By: Supriya Nair
Men don’t need passports to dream of becoming Messi, as people the world forgot know Continue reading “Football For The Stateless”

Mawjado Taageerayaal KULMIYE Ah Oo Gabiley Ku Soo Dhaweeyey Weftiga Madaxweyne-Ku-Xigeenka Ee Xisbiga

Gabiley, Somaliland, September 6, 2017 (Saxafi) – Mawjado ka tirsan shacab-waynaha ku dhaqan magaalada Gabiley, ayaa mahaaraad ay isugu soo baxeen magaalada Gabiley iyo jidka dhanka galbeed uga baxa ku soo dhaweeyey wefti culus oo xisbiga KULMIYE ah oo uu hoggaaminayo Madaxweyne-ku-xigeenka Somaliland Continue reading “Mawjado Taageerayaal KULMIYE Ah Oo Gabiley Ku Soo Dhaweeyey Weftiga Madaxweyne-Ku-Xigeenka Ee Xisbiga”

Ilme Yar Oo Dhalashadiisu Badbaadisay Hooyadii Oo 3-Bilood Miyir La’aan Ku Jirtay

Xaalad mucjiso ay ku tilmaameen dhakhaatiirtu ayaa ka dhacday cusbitaal ku yaala dalka Argentina, ka dib markii hooyo sadex bilood miyir la’aan ahayd (Coma), ay dhimasho ka badbaaday, ka dib markii ay umushay ilma yar oo ay uurkiisa iyadoo leh shil gaadhi ku habsaday. Continue reading “Ilme Yar Oo Dhalashadiisu Badbaadisay Hooyadii Oo 3-Bilood Miyir La’aan Ku Jirtay”

Layaabka Adduunka: Nin Aan Kabo Xidhan

Nin u dhashay dalka Ingiriiska oo lagu magacaabo, Ben Donnelly, da’diisuna tahay 33-jir ayaa muddo afar sano ah, iska daayay, xidhashada kabaha, waxaanu isagoo cagaagan kabo la’aan ku dhex lugeeya caasimadda dalka Ingiriiska. Continue reading “Layaabka Adduunka: Nin Aan Kabo Xidhan”

Uncovering Somali’s Forgotten Music Of The 1970s

A trove of recordings that survived ‘Africa’s Dresden’ is a window into how music once flourished under a dictatorship. Continue reading “Uncovering Somali’s Forgotten Music Of The 1970s”