.....(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 *****].....

Friday, October 19, 2018

DP World Sees Key Role for Once-Isolated State in Port Strategy

- The Red Sea state of Eritrea may play a key role in DP World Ltd.’s plans in the Horn of Africa, where a dozen ports could be needed to service the region, Chief Executive Officer Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem said.

The Dubai-based state-controlled harbor operator is evaluating its strategy in the region after having its stake in a port in Djibouti -- the main trade route for Ethiopia, Africa’s fastest-growing economy -- nationalized by the government. Developing more ports in the Horn, including one it’s already building at Berbera in the self-declared republic of Somaliland, will help boost trade flows to Dubai, Bin Sulayem said in an interview.
Read More; 
https://www.bloombergquint.com/business/dp-world-sees-key-role-for-once-isolated-state-in-port-strategy#gs.k1ekhlg

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Somaliland's world-leading move towards a cashless culture

- Abdul Rashid has sold sweet Somali tea on the muddy streets of Hargeisa for decades. As night falls in the capital of breakaway Somaliland and worshipers flood out of the mosque, a handful congregate around his rickety table. While he pours from a flask into paper cups, buyers type a string of numbers into mobile phones, take their tea and go on their way. A cup of Mr Rashid’s tea costs 2,000 Somaliland shillings – equivalent to $0.25 or Dh0.92 – and his customers pay almost exclusively with their mobile phones. “I never see cash,” he tells The National

Mr Rashid is not alone. Across Somaliland – which declared independence from Somalia in 1991 but is yet to gain recognition from the international community – people are turning away from cash and embracing mobile money. This makes the region, with its tiny livestock-dependent economy, a candidate for the world’s first cashless society.
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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Investors keen to grow mobile money in Somaliland

- On the dusty streets of Somaliland’s capital Hargeisa, Mohammed Ahmed Ismail is arranging paper money in his tidy, waiting for clients who wish to exchange foreign currency.

Ismail has more than five years experience in the trade. Together with his colleagues, they stack notes in wheelbarrows and move around looking for clients who want to exchange foreign currency for Somaliland shilling.

But lately, there clientele has been waning and the business losing lustre. Reason? Technology.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

DP World investment boosts Somaliland's push for sovereignty

- DP World's $442 million expansion of Berbera port in Somaliland will put the breakaway state on the path to formal independence from Somalia, its president has said. The Horn of Africa state declared independence in 1991, when Somali president Mohamed Siad Barre fell and Somalia erupted into chaos. But in the intervening years, its campaign for international recognition has fallen on deaf ears. Today, Somaliland has many of the attributes of a sovereign state, including its own military and police forces, a functioning government and institutions and its own currency, the Somaliland shilling.Yet Somalia still claims ownership over the territory, although its tangible influence there is minimal. 

“Somalia cannot interfere in our affairs,” Somaliland President Muse Behi Abdi told The National. “Mogadishu has no control over our country.”
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Friday, October 12, 2018

Somaliland govt challenged to source internal ways of generating income

, HARGEISA, Somaliland, Oct 12 – The two-day International conference on Somaliland came to a close in Hargeisa with challenge to the government to source internal ways of generating income as it continues to push for international recognition.

Remittances were identified as one of the main sources of income to the people with the government tax collection way below its requirements. The government was also challenged not only to take pride in the peace and tranquility in the country but also to use the same to attract investors and tourists to the country.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

M/Wayne Muuse Biixi; "Qudbadii Sexeexa DP-World-Berbera Port

DP World launches $442m port expansion in Somaliland

 "The port operator is counting on Berbera to make up for loss of Djibouti".

- DP World has launched the first stage of its Berbera port expansion, designed to equip the Somaliland port for major vessels and transform it into one of Africa’s pre-eminent facilities in the breakaway region. A ground breaking ceremony with Somaliland’s vice president, Abdirahman Saylici and DP World executives took place in the small coastal town at the tip of the Horn of Africa on Wednesday.

“Our aim is to make this an important regional hub for the maritime industry in the Horn of Africa,” DP World Chairman and CEO, Sultan bin Sulayem said at the official signing on Thursday.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Somaliland pushes for recognition as an independent state

, HARGEISA, Somaliland, Oct 10 – Somaliland continues to push for its recognition internationally as it held an international forum in the capital Hergeisa on Wednesday.

President Muse Behi Abdi said time is ripe for the international community to recognise and appreciate the role Somaliland is playing in the region. Our people spoke loudly and with one voice when they voted in the referendum to have an independent state,” the president said referring to the Somaliland’s decision to part ways with the war-torn Somalia. “We cannot continue living in isolation from the rest of the world. We also have rights that need to be recognised at the international level,” he added.

The Somaliland President's Speech.

Distinguished Guest, Ladies and Gentlemen;

- It is a great honor for me to address the participants of this important conference on “Somaliland Achievements and Challenges ahead 27 years later”. Particularly, I would like to express our appreciation to Somaliland friends who traveled from far to attend this important meeting. 
  
The Government and the people of Somaliland are fully aware of the important role that Somaliland friends play in strengthening the relationship between Somaliland and the International community, and their tireless effort to help Somaliland achieve its development objectives and international recognition.

"Saaxiibad-da" Somaliland Oo Maanta Uu Shir Uga Furmayo Hargeysa

-BBC-Somali: Magaalada Hargeysa ee Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland, waxaa saaka ka furmaya shirweyne lagu magacaabay "shirweynaha saaxiibada Somaliland ee caalamka". Shirkan oo ah kii ugu horreeyay ee noociisa ah oo ay soo qabanqaabisay wasaaradda arimaha dibedda ee Somaliland waxa ka qayb gelaya in ka badan 50 ergay oo ka kala yimid qaaradaha Adduunka.

Dr Maxamed Cismaan Fadal oo ah agaasimaha mac-hadka cilmi baadhista arimaha bulshada iyo horumarka {SORADI} ee xaruntiisu tahay Hargeysa, kana qab gelaya shirka ayaa weriyaha BBC ee Hargeysa Axmed Saciid Cige uga warramay waxa shirka lagaga hadlayo.

Hoosta guji oo dhagayso; 
https://www.bbc.com/somali/war-45807589

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Maxamed Mooge: Gabaygii Qaasim Ee "Macaan iyo Qadhaadh

Marwo Edna Adan miyay Gaboowday Toloow mise, Qadiyadii J. Somaliland ayaa God dheer ku dhacday???

- Xalay (07/10/18) waxan dhagaystay waraysi dhinacyo-badan taabanayay oo ay VOA-Somali la yeelatay Marwo Edna Adan. Waraysigaas oo ay qaaday Sahra Ciidle Nuur, waxa ugu xalad badnaa qaybta ku saabsan "wada-hadalka J.Somaliland Vs Somalia." Wariyuhu (Sahra Ciidle) waxa ay su'aalo dhawr ah oo la xidhiidha wada-hadalka u dhaxeeya J.Somaliland iyo Somalia waydiisay Marwo Edna Adan oo ah wakiilka u-qaabilsan J.Somaliland wada-hadalka lala yeelanayo Somalia.

Hadaba, qaar ka mid ah jawaabihii ay Edna Adan ka bixisay su'aalahaasi ayaa noqday kuwo aad ugu duwan kuwii looga bartay Marwo Edna Adan. Bal Akhristoow waraysigan (youtube) hoosta aan ku soo lifaaqay dhagayso, oo markaana ka jawaab su'aasha ah; "Marwo Edna Adan miyay Gabowday Toloow mise, Qadiyadii J. Somaliland ayaa god dheer ku dhacday???

Guji oo Daawo:

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Sarovar Hotels and Resorts to Debut in Somaliland

- Sarovar Hotels and Resorts has unveiled its plan to open a hotel in Somaliland. Somaliland is a growing economy in East Africa. Somaliland’s Port of Berbera is a convenient distance from the hotel. There are plans for the port to be upgraded. Owned by Upper Hill Hotel, the hotel upon completion in 2020 will have a total of 123 rooms and suites; conferencing & meeting, an all-day dining restaurant and a swimming pool. Ajay K Bakaya, Managing Director, Sarovar Hotels Pvt. Ltd. says, 

“In order to maximize further growth opportunities in Africa, we are delighted to announce another milestone in Sarovar’s expansion plan. This hotel is located in one of the prime locations of Somaliland close to the getaway port of Berbera and has good connectivity for travellers to the country. Having successfully operated hotels in other countries of Africa, we now look forward to provide our signature hospitality in this growing country as well”.
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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Safiiradda Dalalka Denmarka Iyo Holland Oo Ku Baaqay In Deg Deg La Isugu Keeno Madaxda Somaliland Iyo Soomaaliya

- Safiirada dalalka Denmark iyo Holland u jooga magaalada Nayrobi ee dalka Kenya oo sidoo kalena qaabilsan arrimaha Soomaalida, ayaa ku baaqay in si deg deg ah loo bilaabo wada hadaladii u dhexeeyay Somaliland iyo Soomaaliya ee hakadka galay.

Safiirka Denmark ee Kenya Mette Knudsen iyo safiirka wadanka Holland ee Kenya Frans Makken, ayaa sheegay inay muhiim tahay in si deg deg ah loo bilaabo wada hadaladaas Hargeysa iyo Muqdisho,  islamarkaana la kulansiiyo madaxda Somaliland iyo Soomaaliya waxaanay hadalkan ka sheegeen kulamo ay toddobaadkan la yeesheen wakiilka Somaliland u jooga magaalada Nayrobi ee dalka Kenya.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

International community calls for end to Hargeisa and Mogadishu hostilities

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 2 – Pressure is mounting on Somaliland and Somalia to sit on a round table and sort their political and border disputes.

- The international community wants talks between the leadership in Hergeisa (Somaliland) and Mogadishu (Somalia) to re-open dialogue to end the cold war between them. Somaliland government has stated they are ready for a fresh round of talks after the Netherlands and Danish envoys to Kenya (and Somalia) said they would be ready to help initiate dialogue. Nairobi has been identified as one of the potential venues for the talks which have previously collapsed after agreements have been signed with both sides accusing each other of reneging on the signed deals.

Friday, September 28, 2018

European Union: "Somaliland Education Review shows positive trends in boys' and girls' enrolment

EU: " A new EU funding initiative worth 8 million Euro to be implemented by Save the Children together with CARE will come online this year to support the education sector in Somaliland".

- The Somaliland Ministry of education, jointly with education partners including the European Union and the Global Partnership for Education, conducted the annual Joint Review of the Education Sector (JRES) on 17-18 September 2018 in Hargeisa. They reviewed the performance of education against the targets of the Somaliland Education Sector Plan 2017-2021, which was being reviewed for the first time. Together, they prepared an action plan for education targets to be achieved in 2019.

How Northern Frontier District was carved out: (NFD-Kenya)

- During the Middle Ages, Kismayo and the surrounding area known as Jubaland were part of the Ajuran Empire, a Somali sultanate that ruled over large parts of the Horn of Africa and dominated trade in the Indian Ocean. The Ajuran Empire had a strong, centralised administration and aggressive military strategy, which enabled it to resist an Oromo invasion from the west and a Portuguese incursion from the east during the Gaal Madow and the Ajuran-Portuguese wars.

Trading routes dating from the ancient and early medieval periods of Somali maritime enterprise were strengthened or re-established, and foreign trade and commerce in the coastal provinces flourished with ships sailing to and from many kingdoms and empires in East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Europe, Middle East, North Africa and East Africa.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Somaliland and Mombasa seek economic opportunities

- Mombasa County government and Somaliland are seeking collaboration to explore the potential of Mombasa and Berbera ports. Governor Hassan Joho and Somaliland's envoy to Kenya Bashe Awil Omar, during a meeting, discussed harnessing the strengths of the two ports. Plans are on course for the expansion of Berbera Port to provide an alternative shipping and trading hub in the Horn of Africa after securing a $442 million (Sh44bn) deal with Dubai-based development firm DP World.

"Our goal is to see the two ports work together to enhance trade ties, improve their capacity and share areas where we can both benefit. I am so happy to hear about the planned expansion of the port of Berbera. This is good for the region and it will definitely spur trade along the East African coastline," Mr Joho said at his office.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Somaliland government decision registering government owned property has gained cheerful reception from Somaliland public

- Across the world, the reputation of every government is important as good reputation is more valuable than money.   In this regard, Somaliland government has reacted positively the public demand with regard the government owned property registration. Over the last few months, Somaliland government has successive steps intended returning  Somaliland strategic assets to public  ownership. 

Not long ago, Somaliland president Muse Abdi has taken heroic steps correcting the mismanagement involved by former government with regards Somaliland strategic interest assets. The president transferred to public ownership many assets the former government awarded to their preferred contracts which was illegal and served the interest of individual pockets. 

Monday, September 24, 2018

"A love letter to Columbia": Fahima Ali (A Somalilander)

- I started speaking English seven years ago, and the fact that I am in classes with the most intelligent people in the world is something that I do not take for granted. I wake up happy every morning knowing I have found a home at Columbia. 

I am the happiest I’ve ever been at Columbia. 

I came to the United States for high school from Somaliland, an often unrecognized country in East Africa. In Somaliland, it is very challenging to receive an education, especially for girls. Girls are second-class citizens—they are expected to do domestic work instead of going to school. Despite this, I have always loved school and have never let anything get in between me and my studies. 

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Xeerasha Muranka Dhaliyay ee "Kufsiga & Sinnada"


" Xeerka Kufsiga iyo Sinnada ''

- Xeerka kufsigu ma jidaynayo in aan waalidku ilmihiisa u guurin Karin wuxuu si waafiya u sheegayaa sidan :- Qodobka 9aad farq 1aad “Qof kasta oo ku xadgudba shuruudaha sharci ee ogolaanshaha ama raali ka ahaanshaha aasaasiga u ah guurka ee ay dhigayaan Shareecada Islaamka iyo Xeerarka dalku ee si xoog ama qasab ah ugu guursada qof haween ah ama fududeeya, qaban qaabiya ama meel mariya guur isagoo aan xaqiijin ogolaanshaha mid ka mid ah ama dhamaan dhinacyada guurku khuseeyo sida ay dhigayaan shareecada islaamka iyo xeerarka dalka, waxa uu galay fal dambi Guur Qasab ah, waxaana uu mutaysanayaa xadhig ciqaabeed u dhaxeeya shan ilaa todoba sannadood”
Halkan hoose ka akhri (xeerka kufsiga iyo Xadgudubyada Jinsiga).


Friday, September 21, 2018

Kenya – Somaliland improved relations to boost investor confidence

- Already there is a Somaliland liaison office in Nairobi but efforts are being made by the two countries to improve the ties for Kenya to recognize the sovereignty of Somaliland which broke away from Somalia over three decades ago. Somaliland appointed Bashe Awil Omer a fortnight ago as its new envoy to Kenya as it aims to cement the growing relations between the two countries.

Somaliland, which has claimed autonomy from the main Somalia government, is on a mission to initiate relationships with regional states as it pushes for recognition at the African Union and the United Nations.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Investors to benefit from Kenya and Somaliland ties

- Investment opportunities are expected to be seized as foreign relations between Kenya and Somaliland grow. Mr Bashe Awil Omar, Somaliland's envoy to Kenya, said his country seeks to ensure its ties with Kenya are cemented. "The cooperation between Kenya and Somaliland will see trade between the two countries grow. We will also work on improving security in the region and empower the hundreds of thousands of youth to invest or further their education," Mr Omar, the former ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, said on Wednesday.

With a liaison office already set up in Kenya, Mr Omar said he plans to meet Kenyan government officials to explore opportunities for the benefit of citizens.
Read more; 
https://www.nation.co.ke/news/africa/Investors-to-gain-from-Kenya-and-Somaliland-ties/1066-4769552-15uy6fk/

Monday, September 17, 2018

Former Oldham student set for Somaliland: "Adviser"

- Last week, one of OSFC’s notable alumni, Shazar Tariq, joined Economics students to speak about his journey from studying Economics at OSFC to becoming an Economic Advisor in Somaliland. Shazar studied Economics, Mathematics and Accountancy at OSFC between 2008 and 2010, before moving on to study Economics at the University of Manchester through the Manchester Access Programme.

After gaining his undergraduate degree, Shazar studied for an MSc in Oxford, spent time teaching English in Istanbul and worked for a consultancy in London. Recently, Shazar was successful in gaining a place on an Overseas Development Institute Fellowship Scheme for which thousands applied and 30-40 were selected from around the world.