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Dishonest Broker – Why Turkey Will Not Run Somaliland – Somalia Talks

On December 28, 2018, Turkey named its former Ambassador to Somalia Dr. Olgan Bekar as a Special Envoy for Somalia and Somaliland Talks. Thought the former Ambassador to Somalia has had limited contact with the Government of Somaliland especially President Bihi's current administration, he known to be very comfortable in navigating the political scene in...

Protect and Serve or Iron Fist? What Should We Expect from Somaliland’s New Police Commander?

Is the concern of full militarization of Somaliland Police with the appointment of a military General legitimate cause for concern? On November 5th, the President of the Republic of Somaliland His Excellency Muse Bihi Abdi appointed a new Police Commander to replace the late Major General Abdillahi Fadal Iman.

Business Profiler: Meet the Smartest Businessman in Somaliland

In another special segment to showcase the beating heart of Somaliland’s entrepreneurial spirit, we caught up with Mr. Abdirahman Hirsi, the founder and the CEO of Horn of Africa Strategic Initiative (HASI) to get him to divulge the secret to his success and encourage the next generation of Somaliland entrepreneurs.

False Advertising – SOMCABLE Chairman Lies About his Philanthropic Activities in Somaliland

On October 29, 2019 Mr. Mohamed Said Guedi, one of the wealthiest businessmen in Somaliland, the owner of somcable, MSG and other businesses was featured on Allafrica.com with an article titled Mohamed Said Guedi: Improving East Africa. Mr. Mohamed Said Guedi Mr. Mohamed Said Guedi may be working...

President Bihi Replaces Heads of Multiple Foreign Missions

For the second time since taking office, President of the Republic of Somaliland has reshuffled the heads of diplomatic missions in the United Kingdom, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Norway, Yemen, the EU, Ethiopia, South Africa and Germany. This follow yesterday's appointment of a new Commander and Deputy...

Victim or a Traitor? A look at Villa Somalia’s latest Recruit from Somaliland

Almost a year ago, we reported that Mr. Sharmarke Jama, a well known Somalilander and a technical consultant who has worked closely with multiple Somaliland government agencies, was arrested in Hargeisa. https://twitter.com/sharmarke_jama/status/982829436612612096 Mr. Jama with Somaliland Ministers of Investment and Commerce Mr. Jama at DP World groundbreaking ceremony...

A Hero’s Send off for Somaliland’s Police Commander

Somaliland's Police Commander General Abdillahi Fadal Iman who has passed away yesterday in Hargeisa hospital was laid to rest today in the outskirts of the capital. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=ms.c.eJxFkdkNxEAIQztacZhj~_m9sFcg4v0~%3BGNmBoEYOdAFCwn72gFuAF4dZVdYqKlq5qsatALsAH3FTVKziyID6QT0r2BSETm8lYxYCoC7DALgAwsSmsnludKRmj8MORnB7n7pI660cQ~_AIngD7rdzrvoeMhLBY9B0LekTNNUVeRVePB6tkyiqPcVsbUmsV8RqhIXY~%3B~_TFfhVGBOGN9fYHMPO39sNWM6.bps.a.2480024075444764&type=1&__xts__=68.ARBhC6Ha82dfaCwzx2mB4rjOts-6r4ApkcSEzpTz_U8FF4macbEI0GlG8HTSVWf5IQWASfYEVuoG8eq_a2Zj7AK7eYbXzB-Q3YkIc66eZZFAKYuPGTas0oIDSGNM8Z9AYoSu5KsAChrWhv4jsCrPBqqDs9x9YfAX0_Fz_btawDAkoxdpVBy6fPNxLzoAEe2LalLS0jxnRyLLNfShJ3ld10LR6gIWQJvASzC44iHcrv1ulomPA8KqlBBP9Cg39pFe_Y6hkkEwSkSzBzd0ESgPye9egyA5OGxKuinbrXasib2JqexVq1i9cEUWyiTlhxmJc5tf7v6WVSSktVQ8gfv-sV4q6S4EqKm_3PeIQHbJRpWNpeBMW5ysaaL9a6sV_H_1SdVy35_oKE12vGtTIcc9X6z9U4h6qdUIu6MBRWWkB-ita5yQUtchtY7a0yvLYIS4cWH3tfyRsp3C4kBYm5G9&__tn__=HH-R General Fadal as he was known has been a lifelong civil servant who has risen through the ranks and has been the...

Power Boost – Somaliland President Inaugurates a 20 Million Dollar Solar Power Plant by Sompower

The President of the Republic of Somaliland HE Muse Bihi Abdi inaugurated a new solar power plant by Sompower, the largest electricity producer and supplier in Somaliland. President Bihi with Chairman of the opposition party of Waddani Mr. Irro The statement from the Presidency stated that the new solar plant...

False Advertising – Did Dahabshiil Group Bring SAMSUNG to Somaliland or Open an Electronics Store?

On October 22nd 2019, the Vice President of Somaliland HE Abdirahman Abdallahi Ismail Saylici inaugurated a flagship SAMSUNG store in Hargeisa. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=32&v=DPx7tk5LY8s Also in attendance at this glitzy unveiling event was the well-known business tycoon, the Chairman of Dahabshiil Group Mr. Mohamed Saeed Dualeh arguably the wealthiest...

Somaliland Government Urges the International Community to Stop Somalia from Acquiring Weapons

The Minister of Information Hon. Mohamed Muse Diriye reminded that there is a weapons embargo in effect that prohibits Somalia from importing weapons. The Minister added that Somalia is actively seeking to acquire new arms from Eritrea and Turkey and added that others have already delivered shipments of armament to Somalia in violation of the UN weapons’s...

Somaliland President Hosts EU and Swedish Ambassadors

The President of the Republic of Somaliland HE Muse Bihi Abdi met with the European Union and Swedish Ambassadors to Somalia in the Presidential Palace. According to an official statement from the Somaliland Presidency, the meeting with Ambassador Nicolás Berlanga Martinez and Ambassador Staffan Tillander of Sweden was to increase cooperation of the...

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