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Organized Corruption: How Government Appointees and Employees Are Pillaging Coffers through their Private Companies

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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

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Breaking – Donald Yamamoto is no Longer the US Ambassador to Somalia

According to Congresswoman Karen Bass, the Chairwoman of the Congressional Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Global Human Rights, the United Ambassador to Somalia has been replaced. Congresswomen Bass referred to Ambassador Yamamoto as former in a hearing held hours ago by the committee on Elections in Africa.

Ambassador Donald Yamamoto was appointed by former President of the United States Donald Trump on November 17, 2018, and despite Congresswoman Bass referring to him as the former US Ambassador to Somalia, he is still listed on the US Embassy to Somalia’s website.

US Ambassador to Djibouti Mr. Jonathan Pratt with Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh

Somaliland Chronicle has reported in the past that Ambassador Yamamoto may be removed as US Ambassador to Somalia following the appointment of Ambassador Jonathan Pratt as the US Ambassador to Djibouti. Ambassador Pratt has presented his credentials to the President of Djibouti Mr. Ismail Omar Guelleh on February 22, 2021. US Embassy to Somalia, through a spokesperson, has previously denied Ambassador Yamamoto’s departure.

According to diplomatic sources based in the region suggest that former US Ambassador to Djibouti Mr. Larry Edward André may become the US Ambassador to Somalia.

Ambassador Yamamoto, seen as a strong supporter of Villa Somalia, his removal is a major blow for Mr. Mohamed Abdillahi Farmajo whose term has ended on February 8th and is being accused by the opposition and some Federal Member States of refusing to peacefully transfer power. In addition, Mr. Yamamoto has adhered to one Somalia policy and had little interaction with the Republic of Somaliland.

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