Investigative Reports

Somaliland Office in Taiwan Rejects Sexual Misconduct Allegations

The Republic of Somaliland Representative Office in Taiwan has...

Ministry of Information Spends 600,000 US Dollars to Fix a Decade Old Radio Station

According to a contract signed by the Minister of Information, Culture...

How Somalia is trying to Stifle Somaliland – US ties with an Online Troll and a pseudo-Charitable Organization

In February, June, and  August 2022, Mr. Okeke-Von Batten filed Lobby Disclosure Act...

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

A Journey Through Somaliland: A compilation of my observations and experiences in East Africa 

Mogadishu  Descending on Mogadishu’s Aden Abdulle International Airport (MGQ) you’re...

Somalia’s Deal With Turkey Is Aimed at Ethiopia

Somalia announced yesterday it had signed a defense and...

What the Ethiopia-Somaliland Deal Means for Washington’s Strategy in the Red Sea

Tensions from the Israel-Hamas war have spilled into the...

The Somalia-Somaliland Airspace Dispute: A Historical Overview and the Path Forward

Introduction The longstanding and complex airspace dispute between Somalia and...

Stay Connected

Don't miss

A Journey Through Somaliland: A compilation of my observations and experiences in East Africa 

Mogadishu  Descending on Mogadishu’s Aden Abdulle International Airport (MGQ) you’re...

Somalia’s Deal With Turkey Is Aimed at Ethiopia

Somalia announced yesterday it had signed a defense and...

What the Ethiopia-Somaliland Deal Means for Washington’s Strategy in the Red Sea

Tensions from the Israel-Hamas war have spilled into the...

The Somalia-Somaliland Airspace Dispute: A Historical Overview and the Path Forward

Introduction The longstanding and complex airspace dispute between Somalia and...

Aviation Official Found Dead in Mogadishu Greenzone Amidst Somalia-Somaliland Tensions, Foul Play Suspected.

In a dramatic escalation of tensions between Somalia and...

A Journey Through Somaliland: A compilation of my observations and experiences in East Africa 

Mogadishu  Descending on Mogadishu’s Aden Abdulle International Airport (MGQ) you’re immediately taken aback by the vastness of the Indian ocean. On the horizon stands the...

Somalia’s Deal With Turkey Is Aimed at Ethiopia

Somalia announced yesterday it had signed a defense and economic cooperation deal with Turkey that reportedly includes maritime security support, authorizing Ankara to train...

What the Ethiopia-Somaliland Deal Means for Washington’s Strategy in the Red Sea

Tensions from the Israel-Hamas war have spilled into the Red Sea. But while global leaders are focusing intently on everything happening in the waters...