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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...

The Djibouti near miss and the new Taiwan connection

On 14th June 2020 Somaliland and Somalia met in Djibouti for a four-day summit. The summit, the first serious one since the two sides started talking in 2012 in London, stirred up so much social media frenzy about its gamut and about whose initiative it was to bring the two sides together. The Americans, the Ethiopians...

White House National Security Council welcomes Taiwan’s Engagement in East Africa

In the clearest indication of its interest in Somaliland and Taiwan's newly established diplomatic relationship, the White House's National Security Council welcomed Taiwan's engagement in East Africa. https://twitter.com/WHNSC/status/1281313647885799425 The bilateral ties between Somaliland and Taiwan have been underway for some time and were made public on July 1st with the...

Breaking – Recently Appointed Project Manager of Berbera Corridor Resigns

According to sources close to the Berbera Corridor, the Project Manager appointed on June 3rd by President Bihi Engineer Mahamoud Abdi Mohamed (Dhuudhi) has resigned. Sources add that Engineer Mohamed's resignation is due to disagreement with the Minister of Transport and Road Development Hon. Abdillahi Omar Abokor who wanted the newly appointed team...

Ministry of Transportation Unveils Vehicle Safety Inspection Facilities in Somaliland

In an effort to reduce traffic-related fatalities in Somaliland, the Ministry of Transportation and Road Development unveiled vehicle inspection facilities throughout Somaliland. The unveiling ceremony was attended by the Vice President of the Republic of Somaliland HE Abdirahman Abdallahi Ismail Saylici, the Minister of Transportation and Road Development...

Breaking – Somaliland rebuffed a Chinese Government offer to prevent a diplomatic relationship with Taiwan

According to multiple sources, the Chinese Ambassador in Somalia Mr. Qin Jian visited the Republic of Somaliland twice to try to convince the Somaliland government to cease its activities with Taiwan. The first visit was shortly after a delegation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation returned from a trip...

Rape and Murder Suspect Sentenced to Death by Firing Squad

The Regional District Court of Awdal Somaliland has sentenced a 22-year-old man to death by a firing squad on July 1st for the rape and murder of an underage girl in Lughaya in the east of the country. Mr. Abdi Saeed Mussa, a 22-year-old man from Lughaya was convicted of the heinous crime...

Breaking – President Bihi Appoints a Somaliland Representative to Taiwan

According to sources briefed on the matter, the President of the Republic of Somaliland HE Muse Bihi Abdi appointed a Representative to the Republic of China more commonly known as Taiwan. The relationship between Somaliland and Taiwan has been developing for some time and includes high-level visits from Taiwanese government delegation and Minister...

Ministry of Education Completes Countrywide High School Final Exam in One Day

The Ministry of Education and Science has administered the high school final examination to more than 11,000 students in 199 locations throughout Somaliland in one day. According to a statement from the Ministry posted on social media, Minister Ahmed Mohamed Diriye Egeh kicked off the countrywide exams from Lasanod in Sool region.

Opening the Gates of Hell – How Somaliland/Somalia talks Endanger Somaliland’s Peace and Security

For the third time in its 30 years existence, Somaliland has once more restarted talks with Somalia this time with an inexplicable urgency and following a now apparent behind the curtain talks between Somaliland and Somalia leadership. Boom - President Bihi is all of a sudden flying off to Djibouti to sit across from Farmajo with...

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