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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...

More Arrests Expected in President Bihi’s Fight Against Corruption

Today, on early morning hours, Somaliland police has taken into custody the Director General and Director of Finance and Administration of the Ministry of Information and Culture. The Director General, Dr. Osman Hussein Warsame The Director General, Dr. Osman Hussein Warsame and the Admin and Finance...

Stakes rise for Boeing as EU, Canada step up scrutiny of 737 MAX after crashes

Europe and Canada said they would seek their own guarantees over the safety of Boeing’s 737 MAX, further complicating plans to get the aircraft flying worldwide after they were grounded in the wake of two accidents killing more than 300 people. As the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) analyses Boeing’s plans for a...

Ethiopia PM seeks Qatari investment

Ethiopia’s prime minister Abiy Ahmed on Tuesday visited his Qatari counterpart, seeking to enhance bilateral relations and strengthen efforts to attract investment from the gas rich nation. Abiy, who announced plans to liberalise the economy last year, hopes to attract foreign direct investment into several sectors that have been previously state-controlled.

High Level Eritrean Delegation Pays A Historic Visit to Somaliland

A high level delegation led by the Eritrean Foreign Minister Mr. Osman Saleh arrived in Hargeisa, the capital of the Republic of Somaliland on an official state visit. According to Mr. Saleh, the delegation was sent by the Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki on a fact finding mission to have a first hand...

Salt in Our Eyes – How The Minister of Investment conceded 150 km2 of Berbera Beach to a Shell Company

In October 2018, Somaliland's Ministry of Investment and Salternas signed an agreement to develop the world's largest solar salt production facility in Somaliland. This deal, according to the company will generate an estimated 9.6 Billion US dollars in 21 years, that is a whopping 450 million US dollars a year. https://youtu.be/4u5r7V9KK8M

President Muse Bihi Abdi Addresses Somaliland Community in UAE

President of Somaliland HE Muse Bihi Abdi addresses the Somaliland community in UAE about his trip to the UAE, the topics he discussed with the UAE government as well as overall state of Somaliland, the challenges his government has encountered and successes they have achieved. This is a raw footage.

The US Navy is ‘under cyber siege’ from Chinese hackers — and hemorrhaging national security secrets

An internal U.S. Navy review concluded that the service and its various industry partners are "under cyber siege" from Chinese hackers who are building Beijing's military capabilities while eroding the U.S.'s advantage, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. Chinese hackers have repeatedly hit the Navy, defense contractors, and even universities that partner with the service.

Somaliland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs to Visit Turkey for Somaliland – Somalia Talks

Somaliland's Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Yasin Hagi Mohamoud Hiir (Faratoon) is expected to visit Ankara Turkey early next week to participate in preliminary talks with Somalia. President Muse Bihi Abdi in a recent speech following his first meeting with the Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed, stated that Somaliland...

Macron warns of Chinese risk to African sovereignty

French President Emmanuel Macron warned on Tuesday of risks to the sovereignty of African countries from China’s increasing economic presence as he began a visit to the east of the continent. Macron arrived in Djibouti looking to reassert French influence in a former colony on the Horn of...

Ethiopia, France sign military, navy deal, turn ‘new page’ in ties

Ethiopia and France agreed their first military cooperation accord on Tuesday, a deal that includes helping the landlocked nation build a navy, as Paris seeks to boost economic ties in Africa’s second-most populous country. On a four-day visit to the Horn of Africa, President Emmanuel Macron is looking to break from France’s colonial...

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