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 Guurti Extends President Bihi’s Term by two years

Voiced by Amazon Polly

In a close session, the Somaliland Guurti led by Chairman Suleiman Mohamoud Adan has voted to extend President Muse Bihi Abdi’s presidential term by two years and has given itself a five-year mandate extension. Very little detail has emerged on today’s session and if there was any deliberation on the two extensions approved by the Senate.

The Guurti’s action to extend President Bihi’s term follows the announcement from the National Election Commission that the constitutionally mandated presidential elections will not be held on November 13th due to technical issues and that they will need nine months to prepare for presidential elections. It is unclear why the Guurti has ignored the recommendation of the Election Commission and extended the President’s term by two full years. This is the sixth time Somaliland Guurti has extended presidential term.

Political dispute centered on which election, the presidential or national political parties, comes first has been ongoing in Somaliland for at least a year. Opposition parties, the President and his ruling party have been trading blame on the exact cause of the election delays.

So far there has been no statement from the opposition parties of Waddani and UCID on the two year term extension for President Bihi and it is unclear if any other consensus has been reached.

Latest

Why President Museveni Should Rethink His Approach Towards Somaliland: He Must Not Promote the Idea of Greater Somalia

Why President Museveni Should Rethink His Approach Towards Somaliland: He Must Not Promote the Idea of Greater Somalia

FDI in Somaliland: A Vehicle for Prosperity or a Source of Social Inequality?

The Republic of Somaliland, has not yet acquired a...

Wanton Violence Against Somaliland Military POWs in Lasanod, Somaliland Government remains Quiet.

Following the catastrophic military retreat by Somaliland armed forces...

Sool Situation Compels Quick Military Strategy Execution

This past week, we witnessed the worst battle loss...

Stay Connected

Don't miss

Why President Museveni Should Rethink His Approach Towards Somaliland: He Must Not Promote the Idea of Greater Somalia

Why President Museveni Should Rethink His Approach Towards Somaliland: He Must Not Promote the Idea of Greater Somalia

FDI in Somaliland: A Vehicle for Prosperity or a Source of Social Inequality?

The Republic of Somaliland, has not yet acquired a...

Wanton Violence Against Somaliland Military POWs in Lasanod, Somaliland Government remains Quiet.

Following the catastrophic military retreat by Somaliland armed forces...

Sool Situation Compels Quick Military Strategy Execution

This past week, we witnessed the worst battle loss...

Unite for Peace in the World and Taiwan’s Inclusion in the UN

Jaushieh Joseph WuMinister of Foreign AffairsRepublic of China (Taiwan) Russia’s...

Why President Museveni Should Rethink His Approach Towards Somaliland: He Must Not Promote the Idea of Greater Somalia

Why President Museveni Should Rethink His Approach Towards Somaliland: He Must Not Promote the Idea of Greater Somalia

FDI in Somaliland: A Vehicle for Prosperity or a Source of Social Inequality?

The Republic of Somaliland, has not yet acquired a de jure recognition from the outside world since May 18, 1991 when Somaliland decided to...

Wanton Violence Against Somaliland Military POWs in Lasanod, Somaliland Government remains Quiet.

Following the catastrophic military retreat by Somaliland armed forces from their bases in Lasanod, a gruesome picture of treatment has emerged from Lasanod against...