Investigative Reports

Petty Theft, Forgery and Assault: How President Bihi Appointed a Common Criminal as a Human Rights Commissioner

The Somaliland National Human Rights Commission has distanced itself...

Somaliland Presidency Awarded No-Bid Contract with Inflated Cost to Redesign and Rebuilt War Memorial

Somaliland Government spent $222,153 US Dollars on the redesign...

Preferential Treatment: How Sagal Jet won more than 1.2 Million Dollars in Government Contracts Under President Bihi

Sagal Jet, arguably the most prominent publishing firm in...

Somaliland – Somalia talks hit an impasse

Somaliland – Somalia talks taking place in Djibouti since June 14th have hit an impasse according to Somaliland’s Minister of Livestock and Fisheries Hon. Saeed Sulub who spoke to the media a short while ago.

“it is true that the talks have collapsed, the folks we met were not serious, clueless and lacked basic understanding of what was being discussed” Minister Sulub said.

He added “They want tie our sovereignty to international aid and politicize it”, the minister also discussed a freedom of movement for politicians proposed by the Somalia team that Somaliland delegation at the meeting rejected saying that accepting it would essentially means Somaliland’s acceptance of becoming a regional administration of Somalia.

A key point in a communique on the talks issued by the Djibouti government stated that the two sides agreed not to politicize aid and development.

Despite rosy expectation and adulation from many in the international community on the resumption of the stalled Somaliland/Somalia talks, this is the second time a member of Somaliland’s delegation has assessed the talks to be a complete failure.

President of the Republic of Somaliland HE Muse Bihi Abdi is still in Djibouti, although it is unclear if he is personally participating any of the negotiation rounds or if he is directing the Somaliland team.

President Bihi’s address at the opening of the talks in which he reiterated Somaliland’s sovereignty and the atrocities committed against its people by the Somali regime was widely received in Somaliland.

Sources add that President of Djibouti Mr. Ismail Omar Guelleh and the United Ambassador to Somalia Mr. Donald Yamamoto are trying to salvage the talks.

Efforts to reach Somaliland delegation or Ambassador Yamamoto for further comments were unsuccessful.

Latest

Five-Hour Electricity Blackout Starting On August 1st — Somaliland Electricity Association

In a series of escalating steps by the government...

The Rape Allegations Against Police Commissioner in Caynabo

Press Release Human Rights Center chairperson and staff met with...

Guban View: How Dahabshil Group subvert the rule of law and governance in Somaliland 

Recently,  the CEO of Dahabshil Group, Abdirashid Duale, has denied that...

Somaliland Parliament Approves Four Out of Seven Proposed Election Commissioners

Somaliland Parliament voted today to approve four out of...

Stay Connected

Don't miss

Five-Hour Electricity Blackout Starting On August 1st — Somaliland Electricity Association

In a series of escalating steps by the government...

The Rape Allegations Against Police Commissioner in Caynabo

Press Release Human Rights Center chairperson and staff met with...

Guban View: How Dahabshil Group subvert the rule of law and governance in Somaliland 

Recently,  the CEO of Dahabshil Group, Abdirashid Duale, has denied that...

Somaliland Parliament Approves Four Out of Seven Proposed Election Commissioners

Somaliland Parliament voted today to approve four out of...

Breaking — UK Government Suspends Support for Somaliland Police Pending an Investigation of June 9th Protests

According to diplomatic and government sources, the UK government...

Five-Hour Electricity Blackout Starting On August 1st — Somaliland Electricity Association

In a series of escalating steps by the government and electricity providers following the massive hike in electricity prices, the Somaliland Electricity Association, an...

The Rape Allegations Against Police Commissioner in Caynabo

Press Release Human Rights Center chairperson and staff met with a 16-year-old rape victim, in Caynabo this week. According to her statements, the person responsible...

Guban View: How Dahabshil Group subvert the rule of law and governance in Somaliland 

Recently,  the CEO of Dahabshil Group, Abdirashid Duale, has denied that his group has nothing to do with the riots and the mob violence orchestrated by...