The Shady Character: The Resident of Villa Somalia

His name is Mohamed Abdullahi-Farmajo, born in 1962 in Mogadishu. He was one of the few fortunate youths, not by virtue of merit, but by his clan affiliation. His uncle was the former dictator of Somalia, Mohamed Siad Barre.

Guban View: Agriculture Minister, Ahmed Muumin Seed, Must Go

The time has come for Ahmed Muumin Seed, Agriculture Minister to go. The damage he has done to Somaliland Agriculture the country can’t ignore anymore. His decision to give a whopping 2,000 hectares of Wajaale Plains, the best agricultural land, to a sham Chinese company to grow Castor beans without the consent of local communities, without environmental studies on the impact on land and the livelihood of communal farmers, was truly reprehensible, if not a criminal.

Guban View: Kudos to President Bihi for Bringing Big Commodity Trader Trafigura ...

The  Bihi administration got it right for bringing to Somaliland, Trafigura Group Pte,  the world’s second-biggest independent oil and industrial metals trader....

Somaliland’s State of Energy

SLPA Q3 Analytical Op-Ed- by Engineer Abdisamed Artan Developing countries have one large need limiting their ability...

These African World Heritage Sites are under threat from climate change

Joanne Clarke, University of East Anglia; Elizabeth Edna Wangui, Ohio University; Grace W. Ngaruiya, Kenyatta University, and Nick Brooks, University of East...

Key Projects Starving for Optimized FDI Policy in Somaliland

There are quite a few key projects, institutions, and associations that are critical for meaningful economic growth in Somaliland that demand...

Where would the mediation process of Djibouti between Somaliland and Somalia lead to?

There is a Somali proverb that says “Aanu wada hadalno wa aanu heshiino”, when translated means; initiating a dialogue between opposing...

The Tale of Two Cities: Halane Compound vs Mogadishu

Facing the Indian Ocean, a beautiful beachfront Halane Compound houses foreign dignitaries and their embassy staff members, over 300 NGOs, contractors,...

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...

Somaliland Case: Reunion or Gaining the Long Awaited Independence

Somaliland is politically an isolated state after it lost its independence and reunited with the Italian-Somalia on July 1, 1960. The...

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