.....(Hal-ku-dhigyo Dhaxal-gal Noqday) = ..... President, C/raxmaan A. Cali: ''Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland dib ayay ula soo Noqotay Qaran-nimadeedii sidaa awgeed, waa dal xor ah oo gooni u taagan maanta (18/05/1991) laga bilaabo''...>>>>> President, Maxamad I.Cigaal:''Jiritaanka Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland'' Waa mid waafaqsan xeerasha u-degsan Caalamka! Sidaa darteed, waa Qaran xaq u leh in Aduunku aqoonsado''...>>>>> President, Daahir R. Kaahin: ''Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland waa dal diimuqraadi ah oo caalamka ka sugaya Ictiraafkiisa''...>>>>> President, Axmed M. Siilaanyo: ''Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland, Boqol sano haday ku qaadanayso helista Ictiraafkeedu way Sugaysaa! Mar dambena la midoobi mayso Somalia-Italia''.....[***** Ha Jirto J.Somaliland Oo Ha Joogto Waligeed *****].....

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Farmajo fights separatism the wrong way

- Many Somalis crave unity. In 1960, Somalis achieved it when the former British protectorate of Somaliland and Italy’s newly-freed Somaliland colony united to form what eventually became known as Somalia. Corruption, dictatorship and factional fighting eroded Somali solidarity, however.  Against the backdrop of civil war and genocide against the Isaaq clan, Somaliland unilaterally declared its independence in 1991, a move many Somalis rejected but were powerless to anything about. In the three decades since, Somaliland has effectively acted as a separate country, with its own elected president, parliament, flag and currency.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Investing in Somaliland (Part II)

- On the way out of Hargeisha, travellers by plane must take a 3-hour bus to Berbera to get to Somaliland’s only functional airport. Upon arrival in Berbera, the majestic coastline grabs your attention. The presence of numerous ships at sea perplexes those with a Mogadishu-perspective of Somaliland.

Somaliland has a coastline to the north along the Gulf of Aden that covers more than 850 km (over 520 miles). The Somaliland Administration through the Berbera Port Authority (BPA) owns and operates the Port of Berbera. The former Soviet Union built the port as a military base and a challenge to the influence of the U.S. and its allies in the Horn of Africa in the 1960s.
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Investing in Somaliland- Is it Dubai 20 Years Ago?

- Somaliland. Not Somalia. Somaliland has been an independent region of Somalia proper for more than 20 years. Yet, most Westerners do not associate the former British protectorate with 20 years of independence and stability but rather with the instability and chaos of Mogadishu (which is not part of Somaliland if you did not know).

As I crossed the Somaliland border by land, I was quickly reminded of the Kurdistan part of Iraq. In similar fashion, Kurdistan is not far from Baghdad but bears little resemblance to the chaos of the Iraqi capital city. Further, Somaliland similarly bears little resemblance to Mogadishu. Rather it looks like Dubai 20 years ago.
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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Somaliland Dismisses the Establishment of Red Sea & Gulf of Aden council.

 Press Statement 

 

The Republic of Somaliland hereby reiterates its previous position to disregard and not cooperate with the policies, programs, and activities of the Arab/ African member states bordering the Red Sea, so long it’s excluded and denied its rightful position among the important stakeholders. Somaliland is a sovereign country and will not delegate its territorial waters to any other country. 

 

Somaliland recognizes the strategic importance of the Red Sea for the peace and security of the region and in principal welcomes the need to develop a common position to protect these waters.  

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Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Maxamed BK, Wuu Tol-waayay!

- Alfanaan Maxamed Siciid Cabdi (BK). Waa halyay u kacay dadkiisa iyo dalkiisa oo halgan dheer u-galay sidii Qadiyadda dadka reer Somaliland leeyihiin u noqon lahayd mid meel-marta. Waa nin maanta ka hor, aaminsanaa inuu leeyahay dad iyo dawlad gaashaan u noqon doonta maalinta uu u baahdo. Mabaadiidiisa ku qotonta qaran-nimo jacaylka (Somalilander-nimo), waxa ay dhaxalsiiyay inuu Cadaw-badan yeesho, kuwaas oo goor walba iyo meel kasta oo ay joogaanba dabino u-maleegaya fanaanka reer Somaliland ee BK! Cawo-daro, tiroba laba jeer ayuu cadawgaasi ku guulaystay dibindaabyadii uu la maaganaa BK, oo uu cidla' ka helay halyaygii reer Somaliland calanka u-siday.

Friday, December 20, 2019

Africa Youth Parliament admits Somaliland as its 55th member

- The African Youth Parliament is pushing for the recognition of Somaliland as an independent state. The AYP with representation from 54 countries in Africa has already admitted Somaliland membership in its gathering.

In a statement from the AYP after a visit in Somaliland late November, the parliament stated: “The African Youth Parliament is a continental and youth-led organization with representatives from (54) Sovereign Nations in Africa with Somaliland coming on board as the 55th Member State.”

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

DP WORLD BERBERA’S COMMUNITY PROJECTS IN SOMALILAND TO CHANGE TRAJECTORY OF EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

- Global trade enabler DP World has embarked on an ambitious partnership with Abaarso School in Somaliland, to dynamically enhance educational opportunities for youths. DP World Berbera manages and is currently expanding the multi-purpose port of Berbera.

The partnership was officially launched with a visit by Suhail Albanna, CEO and Managing Director, DP World MEA Region, to Somaliland. The name Abaarso has become associated with excellence, thanks to the Abaarso School of Science and Technology, the only American accredited school in Somaliland.

Monday, December 16, 2019

Construction of Somaliland’s Berbera Economic Free zone set to start

 “Our vision for Berbera is to make it a regional maritime hub in the Horn of Africa and..." Sa'ad

- The construction of the multi-million Berbera Economic Free Zone is set to start after the Somaliland government and the Dubai based DP World company signed an agreement inaugurating the project.

Somaliland President Muse Bihi and the Vice President of the DP World Suhail Al Banna officially signed the agreement setting the stage for the construction of what is expected to become the largest free economic zone in the horn of Africa.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Deutsche Welle: "Somaliland is on a rocky political path

- The relative stability Somaliland has seen for years is now at risk of coming undone. What ought to have been the first parliamentary elections in this autonomous region of Somalia since 2005 have been put off once more.

The postponement of a vote set for mid-December to 2022 and increasing crackdowns on free speech pose a risk to Somaliland, an internationally endorsed autonomous region of Somalia that straddles the borders of Ethiopia and Djibouti. 
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Friday, November 29, 2019

Sheeko Kale Keen: Bisad iyo Saaxiib Xoog Weyn

- Bisad ayaa waxay doontay inay yeelato saaxiib xoog weyn. Waxay bisadii istustay, Libaaxa ayaa u xoog weyn ugaadha. Markaa, libaaxa ayaan la saaxiibayaa ayay tidhi. Ka dibna libaaxii ayay u tagtay oo la saaxiibtay.

Bisaddii iyo saaxiibkeedii libaax oo maalin wada socda ayaa waxay ku soo baxeen maroodi. ka dibna maroodigii ayaa libaaxii weerary oo dilay. Bisaddi aad bay uga murugootay saaxiibkeedii ka dhintay. Mayse ilaabin himiladeedii ahayd in ay yeelato saaxiib xoog weyn. Waxay nafteedii ku tidhi, Maroodiga ayaa ka xoog weyn libaaxa. Sidaa darteed maroodiga ayaan hadana la saaxiibayaa.?

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Joint statement on delays to Somaliland parliamentary and local council elections

A joint statement from international partners on delays to parliamentary and local council elections in Somaliland.

We, the undersigned regional and international partners of Somaliland, recall the significant agreement between political parties in July 2019 which recognised the “critical importance of holding the long due Parliamentary and Local Council Elections” and “agreed to hold the elections as soon as they will be politically and technically possible”. We are concerned that events have significantly undermined these commitments to the detriment of Somaliland’s democratic credentials and international standing. Likewise, we are deeply concerned by instances of seemingly arbitrary detentions and by increased restrictions on freedom of expression.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Maxamed Bk: Bristol keeping Somali culture 'alive' through music

- Mohammed BK, who aims to connect Somalis in Bristol with their heritage, has been confirmed for the Somali Week Festival, in 2020. He has been described as "the only artist to ever appeal to younger Somali people, making him unique". The annual festival includes music, literature and history events.

Mohammed BK, who has also been named as "cultural ambassador" for the Somali community, was sponsored by the UK's Somaliland Ambassador to visit Bristol on 16 November, where he was welcomed by more than 300 people.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Somaliland: Berbera expansion to consume additional USD 270mln

- The Somaliland Port Authority has planned to spend an additional outlay of USD 269 million for the Berbera Port container terminal, yard operations and expansion of facilities to be completed by the end of 2025. 

Said Hassan Abdullahi, general manager of Somaliland Port Authority, told Ethiopian reporters at his office in Berbera that once completed, the expansion project which requires a total of USD 442 million in a phase by phase development is expected to increase the port’s handing capacity from the existing 150,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) to 400,000 TEUs.
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Thursday, November 21, 2019

The economic growth of Somaliland |STATE OF SOMALILAND

Shir Somaliland Lagu Maal-gashanayo Oo Nairobi (Kenya) Ka Furmay.

- Magaalada Nairobi (Kenya), waxa maanta lagu qabtay shir lagaga hadlayay maalgashiga dalka Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland, kaas oo ay soo qabanqaabisay Wasaaradda Arrimaha Dibadda ee dalka J.Somaliland. Shirkan ayaa waxa ka soo qeybgalay shirkado badan oo heer caalami ah, kuwaas oo danaynayay, doonayayna inay maalgashadaan dalalka ku yaal Geeska Africa.

Wasiirka Arrimaha Dibadda ee dalka J.Soomaaliland, mudane Yaasiin Maxamuud Xaaji 'Faratoon' ayaa arrimaha Shirkan uga warramay wariyaha VOA ee magaalada Naiorbi, Khadar Maxamuud Xareed. 
Halkan hoose ka dhegayso waraysigaa oo dhamays-tiran.

Mohamed Said Guedi – The Businessman Behind SomCable Innovation

- Mohamed Said Guedi is the founder and Chairman of the MSG Group Trading Company. He has the dual nationality of Somaliland and Djibouti. Said Guedi is a successful businessman who has grown various trading companies from start-ups to the top level, and now these companies are making annual sales in millions. He runs his successful business in East Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. 

 

Mohamed Said Guedi is recognized as an ideal professional with a strong integral personality by all his colleagues and clients. He has received several certificates of appreciation. Some of them are:

Sheeko Kale Keen: Furihii Baan Baadhayaa. Prof. Cabdisalaam Yaasiin

- Juxaa ayaa goor habeen ah meel iftiin ah oo xaafaddiisa ahayd bilaaabay in uu baadh baadho. Ciiddii ayuu faraha la galay oo kolba dhinac u rogay. Dadkii jaarka ahaa ayaa u yimi.

Waxay ku yidhaadeen, “Juxaa, maxaa kaa lumay ee aad baadhaysaa?”

“Furihii guriga ayaa iga lumay,” ayuu u celiyay.

Ka dibana jaarkii ayaa bilaabay in ay furihii ciidda kala baadhaan. Markii ay in xilli ah baadhayeen, ayay ciiddii waxba ka waayeen.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

The American Conservative: How Somaliland Thrives in Such a Rough Neighborhood

- The United States has been involved in Somalia’s wars for 26 years—half a century if U.S. support for former dictator Siad Barre is included. What has America achieved with the billions of dollars spent arming and supporting various factions in the country over decades? Very little.

Somalia’s government consistently ranks as the most corrupt in the world and only exerts consistent control over parts of the capital, Mogadishu. Despite years of intensive military aid and the presence of hundreds of U.S. soldiers and thousands of African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) troops, much of the country is controlled by al-Shabaab, an al-Qaeda-linked terrorist group, and other armed factions.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

School puts Somaliland on World Map despite lack of international recognition

- Somaliland remains unrecognized internationally but one school is placing the country on the world map.

Elms School, a privately run institution in Hargeisa will this week be feted among the best schools offering the British system of education in the world.

The school has been invited to the Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities{ASIC} international conference in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia on November 13-14 where they will be awarded as one of the best performing schools. Elms School, the first international school in Somaliland capital, Hargeisa.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Commercial Bank of Ethiopia to open branch in Somaliland

The Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE) in collaboration with Ethiopian Airlines launched a platinum co-branded card payment.

 

The bank was able to facilitate the sale of Ethiopian e-tickets worth nearly 260 million Birr within ten months through its digital payment channels in 2019. During the last fiscal year nearly 67,480 e-tickets were sold bringing into play CBE’s digital payment channel, for the most part making use of the bank apps and online bookings. Aside from flying 125 destinations worldwide, the digital payment solution allows customers to put the CBE digital payment into effect.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Why is the World Ignoring Somaliland? By Garrett O'Brien

- To most, a functionally independent country that lies in the northern part of modern Somalia with a separate government, education system, and even a coast guard would be something out of a fantasy novel. However, Somaliland, hidden on the Horn of Africa, is exactly that. Its four million people declared independence in 1991—the second time they have done so since the colonial period—and have established a robust democracy that has seen peaceful transfers of power between political rivals in 2002 and 2010. Given that it is as large as Uruguay in terms of area, Somaliland clearly has the population, land, and democratic stability to be considered an autonomous nation by the international community. However, no country currently recognizes Somaliland’s sovereignty.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

VOA-Somali: Wareysi: Madaxa shirkadda World Remit

- Dr. Ismaaciil Axmed oo ah madaxa shirkadda lacagaha xawisha ee World Remit ayaa dhawaan ku guuleystay shaqsiga ugu saameynta badan dalka Britain, gaar ahaan dadka madow. Ismaaciil ayaa kaalinta koowaad kaga jiray liiska dadka loo soo xushay billaddan oo ay ku jireen heesaaga reer Britain ee Michael Stormzy, Meghan Markle oo ah gabar madow oo u dhalatay Mareykanka oo u dhaxda Amiir Harry, iyo Raheem Sterling, oo ka mid ah cayaaryahannada kooxda Manchester City. Abaal marintan oo ah aqoonsi lagu daabaco liiska loo yaqaan The Power list sanadkiiba mar, ayaa soo bilaabatay sanadkii 2007. si loogu dhiirigeliyo dhalinyarada Afrikaanka ah inay arkaan dad ay ku dayan karaan.
Halkan hoose guji oo dhegayso

Somaliland can’t wait for recognition to address monopolies

"...Somaliland is not now in danger, but its success may be tarnished if Somalilanders blame their problems only on the lack of international recognition..." Micheal Rubin

- Somaliland is an unlikely success. Somali dictator Siad Barre’s genocidal wrath destroyed more than 80 percent of Hargeisa, Somaliland’s capital city, and leveled other towns. And yet, despite a lack of formal international recognition or external assistance, it has reconstructed its cities and built a communications infrastructure that rivals any country in Africa if not beyond.