Investigative Reports

Somaliland Presidency Awarded No-Bid Contract with Inflated Cost to Redesign and Rebuilt War Memorial

Somaliland Government spent $222,153 US Dollars on the redesign...

Preferential Treatment: How Sagal Jet won more than 1.2 Million Dollars in Government Contracts Under President Bihi

Sagal Jet, arguably the most prominent publishing firm in...

Drowning in Red Ink – President Bihi’s Government lied about the size of Debt inherited from His Predecessor

According to Somaliland government records examined by the Somaliland...

Special Reports

Exclusive Interview with Dr. Issa Kayd, Somaliland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

In a brief phone interview we caught up with Somaliland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Dr. Issa Kayd who was in Addis...

Exclusive Interview with Stephen M. Schwartz — The Former US Ambassador to Somalia

In this interview, we are speaking with Mr. Stephen M. Schwartz, the former United States Ambassador to Somalia, about the many challenges and opportunities...

Exclusive Interview with Mr. Mhlekwa Nxumalo, the leader of the South African Delegation to Somaliland

Somaliland Chronicle:  As far as I remember the first South African delegation that visited Somaliland was in 2000. The delegation included Prof Iqbal who...

Corrupt Monopoly: Why the Insurance Commission Selected Amanah to be the Sole Insurer at Berbera Port and Customs

The chairman of the National Insurance Commission Mr. Saleban Awad Ali (Bukhaari), in a directive, announced that Amanah Insurance is the sole company that is authorized...

How a Sex Crimes Fugitive from Minnesota is Working with Somali Government to Crowdfund Dictatorship

Despite vehemently denying that the International Community has cut all budgetary support to Somalia’s Federal Government following its failure to hold elections and the...

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...

Somaliland Government Backpeddles on Il-Conceived Decision to Ban the Livelihood of Thousands.

In Thursday's cabinet meeting, the President of the Republic of Somaliland HE Muse Bihi Abdi and his cabinet discussed transportation and road safety and...

Sugar. Cellphones. Corruption: The Container that Claimed the Entire Leadership of Berbera Customs

In April 2020, a cargo container was taxed and cleared out of Berbera Customs only to be intercepted outside of Hargeisa city limits by...

How to Govern Inefficiently: How Lack of Continuity Between Government Appointees Keeps Agencies at Constant State of Reboot

In this series, we will examine inefficiencies and duplication of efforts in our government, where multiple agencies perform similar and sometimes exact functions and...

Petty Theft: How One Somaliland Women Organization Officials are Embezzling Aid Intended for the Internally Displaced in Hargeisa

Somaliland Women and Child Development Organization (NOW) was established in 1997 by the former First Lady Ms. Kaltun Haji Dahir, the spouse of late...

Business or Pleasure – How Somaliland Government Officials Spent $765,000.00 on Travel Expenses

According to government records examined by Somaliland Chronicle, Somaliland government officials spent more than $765,000.00 on travel-related expenses on 2019.  There is no sufficient information...

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