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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...

A rigged election in Somalia could open the door to civil war

The May 1 vote by Somalia’s caretaker lower house of parliament to scrap the illegal extension of Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed’s presidential term and back fresh elections is a step in the right direction. Known popularly as Farmaajo, Mohamed’s term in office expired in early February, giving rise to a political crisis that has raised serious questions about the country’s...

Hargeisa: a city craving for a leadership

It’s almost 20 years since the first local council elections were held in the Republic of Somaliland – a country that emerged out of the ruins of the war carried out by the cruel Somali National Forces under the regime of Siad Barre in the late ’80s and early ’90s. High hopes and...

Breaking: Somaliland Government to Release Detained Parliamentary and Local Council Election Candidates

According to sources, the Somaliland government will release all candidates detained Parliamentary and Local Council Election Candidates, following intense lobbying by opposition parties and election stakeholders including the Somaliland National Election Commission. Somaliland parliamentary and local council elections are scheduled for Monday, May 31, 2021. Several candidates mostly from the opposition parties of UCID...

Breaking: Qatar Offered to Mediate Somaliland – Somalia Talks and Direct Flight of Qatar Airways to Somaliland

According to sources privy to discussions between the President of the Republic of Somaliland HE Muse Bihi Abdi, and the Qatari delegation headed by the Special Envoy of the Minister of Foreign Affairs for Counterterrorism and Mediation in Conflict Resolution Dr. Mutlaq bin Majed Al-Qahtani, in addition to the establishment of bilateral ties between Qatar and...

Ministry of Transport of Ethiopia and DP World sign MoU for the development of the Ethiopian side of the Berbera Corridor

DP World, a leading global provider of end to end logistics solutions, and the Ministry of Transport, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the aim of developing the Ethiopian side of the road linking Ethiopia to Berbera into one of the major trade and logistics corridors of the Country’s international trade routes.

UK Ambassador launches construction of the Hargeisa bypass during her first visit to Somaliland

NEWS RELEASE The British Ambassador, Kate Foster, visited Hargeisa this week to reaffirm the strength of the UK’s partnership with Somaliland including in the trade and development sector. In her first visit to Somaliland since her appointment in February, Ms. Foster joined President Muse Bihi in launching the main construction phase of the 22.5 km Hargeisa...

President Bihi Attends the Groundbreaking of Hargeisa Bypass Road

The President of the Republic of Somaliland HE Muse Bihi Abdi attended the groundbreaking ceremony of the 22.5 kilometer Hargeisa Bypass Road funded by UKAID. The bypass is expected to alleviate congestion from commercial traffic from the Berbera Corridor by swinging traffic to the north of the capital city of Hargeisa and rejoining the main Hargeisa...

Building a Resilient and Inclusive Global Health System Together—Taiwan can Help

NEWS RELEASE Dr. Chen Shih-chungMinister of Health and WelfareRepublic of China (Taiwan) The threat that emerging infectious diseases pose to global health and the economy, trade, and tourism never ceases. Pandemics can spread rapidly around the world due to international aviation and transport. As of March 2021, a novel...

There is No Point in Beating a Dead Horse unless the Dead Horse Wants to be Your Mayor. Again.

We have been exceptionally harsh and critical of the current Mayor of Hargeisa Mr. Abdirahman Mahmoud Aideed SOLTELCO and went as far as crowning him the worst mayor in the world and chronicled his profoundly corrupt and self-centered reasons for wanting a second term as a Mayor. It’s exhausting but why why do we do it?...

Qatar’s Especial Envoy for Counter-Terrorism and Mediation in Conflict Resolution Arrives in Somaliland

According to statements released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Presidency, a high-level Qatari delegation led by Qatar's Special Envoy of the Minister of Foreign Affairs for Counterterrorism and Mediation in Conflict Resolution Dr. Mutlaq bin Majed Al-Qahtani has arrived in Somaliland.

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