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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...

Somalia’s Embrace of Counterfeiting puts it in Bad Company

Ali Jama Baqdadi, governor of Somaliland’s central bank, announced last week that an influx of counterfeit dollars had entered Somaliland first from Mogadishu and then via Ethiopia. In a public statement, he assured Somalilanders and those invested in the economy that his top priority would be to intercept the counterfeit notes in order to defend its...

United States Navy Seized Illicit Weapons Off the Coast of Somalia

United States Defense Department announced that the guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill have intercepted and seized a large shipment of weapons aboard two dhows during maritime security operations in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Somalia on February 12th. According to news published by the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service,...

Statement by the Somaliland National Electoral Commission (NEC) on Somaliland’s forthcoming Parliamentary and Local Council Elections in May 2021

The Somaliland National Electoral Commission welcomes the official announcement by the president that Somaliland’s local and parliamentary elections will take place on the 31st of May 2021, thereby reaffirming Somaliland’s longstanding commitment to the democratic processes and ideals espoused on our inception three decades ago. As highlighted in today’s joint statement by our international partners, these forthcoming elections indeed present the perfect opportunity to showcase Somaliland’s democratic credentials evidenced by previous local and presidential elections in years gone by.

Murky Water: How the New $50 Water Meter is Connected to President Bihi’s Son

On January 28th, Hargeisa Water Agency sent its customers a notice informing them that it will be deploying new smart meters and that the customers are responsible for 50 US dollars cost. In addition, the notice urged the public to replace their current meters in three months. According to Mr. Ahmed Daud, a...

Reflections on Hadrawi’s Masterpiece Poem: Indho-Badan.

Somali literature is teeming with a valuable record of poems, traditional descriptive narrations, proverbs, and axioms detailing the vital role women play in all aspects of life. In this regard, Mohamed I Warsame alias "Hadraawi" is the most prominent Somali poet and educationist who contributed the most precious, most heartfelt, and enduring literature about women and...

No Deal – United Nations and Somaliland to Continue Negotiating Cooperation Framework

The government of Somaliland and the Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia and the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General to Somalia Mr. James Swan have not reached an agreement on the cooperation framework between Somaliland and the United Nations. This is according to a brief statement released...

Hargeisa Water Agency Stuns Customers with Mandate of a New $50 Water Meter

In a letter to its customers, Hargeisa Water Agency informed its customers that it has acquired new meters with new features that will benefit its customers. The letter informs customers that the new meters cost 50 US dollars and will be charged to the customers. The letter states that the new meters will...

Ministry of Education and Science Unveils 1.1 Million US Dollar New School Construction Project

The Minister of Education and Science Hon. Ahmed Mohamed Diriye Egeh announced the construction of 31 new schools in rural areas of Somaliland. The new schools which will consist of 2 to 4 classrooms are expected to host 7500 students for two shifts. According to Minister Egeh the...

Minister of Telecommunication and Technology Asked Sierra Leone for ICT Help and Permission to Use it’s .sl Top Level Domain

On January 21, 2020, the Minister of Telecommunication and Technology, Dr. Abdiweli Soufi Jibril sent a Letter of Intent to the Sierra Leone Minister of Information and Communication Mr. Mohamed Rahman Swaray asking for help and collaboration as well as the use of the top-level domain .sl which is registered for the government of Sierra Leone.

Taiwan-Somaliland fight against COVID-19 together

NEWS RELEASE To combat COVID-19 and highlight the importance of testing in the fight against the virus. TaiDoc Technology Corporation and ForaCare Foundation have donated jointly COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test for our allies. The Rapid Tests, certified by Taiwan and the EU, can produce results in just 15 minutes.

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