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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...

With All Due Respect Mr. President – You May be an Idiot

Mr. President: We need to talk, we need to talk about your behavior. Mr. President, your trip to the Hajj, the pictures and videos of you and your delegation and most especially your mother in Mecca was a sight to behold, a massive morale boost for the people of Somaliland. It gave...

Somaliland President Attends Hajj on Official Invitation from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The President of the Republic of Somaliland HE Muse Bihi Abdi is leaving for Saudi Arabia tomorrow on official invitation from the Kingdom to attend the Hajj. Sources close to Somaliland Presidency confirm to Somaliland Chronicle that President Bihi and members of his delegation will be travelling on Somaliland passport. This will be...

Commander of US Africa Command: Al-Shabaab is the Deadliest And Largest Violent Extremist Organization In Africa

General Stephen J. Townsend who has taken command of the US Africa Command based in Djibouti on July 28th has described Alshabaab as the deadlist and largest VEO in Africa. The change-of-command ceremony took place this morning at Patch Barracks in Stuttgart, Germany. General Townsend is clear eyed...

President Bihi Reshuffles his Administration

President of Somaliland HE Muse Bihi Abdi has made a minor reshuffle to his administration. https://www.facebook.com/XafiiskaSaxaafaddaMadaxtooyadaJSL/photos/a.339819329465260/2298562290257611/?type=3&theater One of the people the President sacked today is Mr. Mohamed Dahir Ahmed, the Vice Minister of the Ministry of Education. Mr. Ahmed was previously appointed to the Ministry of Finance and was...

United Nations Special Representative James Swan Visits Somaliland

The United Nations Special Representative to Somalia and Head of UNSOM Mr. James Swan paid his first visit to the Republic of Somaliland since United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres appointed him to the post on May 30th 2019. https://twitter.com/UNSomalia/status/1155110570355507200 Mr. Swan is scheduled to meet with the President of...

Breakthrough! Somaliland Political Parties End Election Stalemate

The three political parties of Wadani, UCID and Kulmiye have agreed to end the stalemate by agreeing to increase the number of Electoral Commissions from the constitutionally mandated 7 members to 9 by amending the relevant election laws that govern the number and composition of the National Election Commission. Somaliland political parties...

American warship destroys Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. warship on Thursday destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after it threatened the ship, President Donald Trump said. The incident marked a new escalation of tensions between the countries less than one month after Iran downed an American drone in the same waterway and Trump came close to retaliating with a military strike.

China: Muslim-Majority States Whitewash Abuses

More than a dozen member countries of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) signed a statement supporting China’s policies in Xinjiang that ignored widespread repression of the region’s Muslims, Human Rights Watch said today. The Chinese government-promoted letter was in response to a joint statement by 22 countries at the United Nations Human Rights Council last week expressing concern at massive rights violations in Xinjiang and urging unfettered access by international monitors.

Dangerously Unregulated: The Dire Conditions at Hargeisa Group Hospital

If you need medical attention from one of the publicly run hospitals in Somaliland such as Hargeisa Group Hospital, make sure you bring with you latex gloves, syringes and most of the basic medical provision you will need. Should you be unfortunate not to have these basic medical supplies with you, the nurse of the...

Somaliland – Somalia to Meet in Nairobi for Preliminary Talks

According to Somaliland government sources, Somaliland and Somalia will meet in Nairobi for a preliminary talks to restart the dialogue between the two countries. From Somaliland, the listed participants include the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Yasin Hagi Mohamoud Hiir (Faratoon), Somaliland’s Representative to Kenya, Mr....

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