Investigative Reports

Financial Turmoil and a New Questionable Venture Cast Shadows over Boodhari Mills’ Future

In our previous coverage, we explored Boodheri Mills, a...

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...

Minister of Foreign Affairs has Resigned to Campaign for a Parliamentary Seat

Somaliland Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Hon. Yasin Hagi Mohamoud Hiir (Faratoon) has officially tendered his resignation to President Bihi to run for parliament in the upcoming elections in May 2021. Sources privy to the resignation of Mr. Faratoon added that President of the Republic of Somaliland HE Muse Bihi Abdi has accepted his resignation.

Hon. Faratoon has been on the campaign trail for the past few weeks and there is public speculation that he is vying for the position of the Speaker of the Parliament. The current speaker Hon. Bashe Mohanmed Farah is not seeking reelection has been the speaker of the Parliament since August 2017.

Hon. Faratoon with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen

Hon. Faratoon a seasoned politician has headed the Foreign Affairs portfolio under President Bihi since 2018. In his tenure as the Foreign Affairs Minister and International Cooperation, Somaliland has established bilateral ties with Taiwan and has rejected overtures by the People’s Republic of China. These bold actions were widely praised by world governments and media.

In addition, under the leadership of Hon. Faratoon, Somaliland has reached out to multiple African nations including Kenya where President Bihi has visited Nairobi to meet President Uhuru Kenyatta and signed bilateral ties that include diplomatic outpost and flights by Kenyan Airways.

Horn of Africa region is at crossroads with conflict in the Tigray region of Ethiopia and Somalia where delayed elections could precipitate major hostilities. In addition to the events in the region, the change of guard in Washington also brings another opportunity for Somaliland to relitigate its case for recognition with the United States and beyond. It is unclear if President Bihi has anticipated Hon. Faratoon’s resignation at this critical time and has made arrangements for a successor.

Latest

Somaliland’s Warning Vindicated as Truckloads of Weapons Are Looted in Somalia

In a chilling vindication of Somaliland's warnings, truckloads of...

Elevated Discourse: Somaliland Professionals Unite for Groundbreaking Summit in Atlanta

The Somaliland Professionals Association of America (SLPA), a prominent...

Somaliland Central Bank Warns the Public Against Massive Cryptocurrency Scam

KEY POINTS: The Central Bank of Somaliland has issued a...

U.S. Ambassador to Somalia visits the Republic of Somaliland

President Muse Bihi Abdi of the Republic of Somaliland...

Stay Connected

Don't miss

Somaliland’s Warning Vindicated as Truckloads of Weapons Are Looted in Somalia

In a chilling vindication of Somaliland's warnings, truckloads of...

Elevated Discourse: Somaliland Professionals Unite for Groundbreaking Summit in Atlanta

The Somaliland Professionals Association of America (SLPA), a prominent...

Somaliland Central Bank Warns the Public Against Massive Cryptocurrency Scam

KEY POINTS: The Central Bank of Somaliland has issued a...

U.S. Ambassador to Somalia visits the Republic of Somaliland

President Muse Bihi Abdi of the Republic of Somaliland...

Ethiopia Initiates Comprehensive Training Program for Somaliland Commandos

The Federal Government of Ethiopia, has commenced an extensive...

Somaliland’s Warning Vindicated as Truckloads of Weapons Are Looted in Somalia

In a chilling vindication of Somaliland's warnings, truckloads of weapons have been looted in central Somalia, mere months after the controversial lifting of the...

Elevated Discourse: Somaliland Professionals Unite for Groundbreaking Summit in Atlanta

The Somaliland Professionals Association of America (SLPA), a prominent organization dedicated to uniting and empowering Somaliland-connected professionals in the United States, recently hosted a...

Somaliland Central Bank Warns the Public Against Massive Cryptocurrency Scam

KEY POINTS: The Central Bank of Somaliland has issued a warning about nine fraudulent cryptocurrency apps: 2139, KUEX, CBEX, TRECART, KFC, ADIDAS, CROPTY, OKX, and...