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

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

UK aid to give clean, affordable renewable energy boost in Somaliland

- ESRES launches the Somaliland Renewable Energy Fund (SREF) Window 1 in Hargeisa, Somaliland. 

- The UK-funded Energy Security and Resource Efficiency in Somaliland (ESRES) programme is giving more people across Somaliland access to affordable, clean and renewable energy.  Through a phased approach, ESRES in partnership with the Somaliland’s Ministry of Energy and Minerals (MoEM) is addressing the high costs of electricity in Somaliland.
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Somali torture victim will face his abuser after 31 years — in US court

- In December 1987, when Somali farmer Farhan Warfaa was just 17, he and other young men from around the remote town of Gebiley were rounded up and brought to the headquarters of the Fifth Brigade of the Somali National Army for questioning about a stolen water tank. Warfaa and the other detainees were all members of Somalia’s persecuted Isaaq clan. Somalia’s then-president, Siad Barre, had deployed troops to the country’s northwest to suppress the Somalia National Movement (SNM), a rebel group formed by members of the disaffected Isaaq clan in 1981.
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Monday, April 29, 2019

Bureau to regulate livestock export from Somaliland to UAE

  "Somaliland will enjoy the new agreement especially...." Odindo

- Somaliland will soon start exporting livestock to the Middle East after an agreement reached by a delegation led by the country’s president and the government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Making his second visit to the UAE in just over two months, President Muse Bihi struck the best deal for his citizens with the agreement which will open up exports also for neighbouring Somalia.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Guban view: Professor Ahmed I. Samatar’s last gasp

- Last week, a panel discussion was held in Hargeisa on whether to resume talks between Somaliland and Somalia. Inspire youth group hosted the discussion, which featured a group of five panelists, including Mr. Ahmed Ismail Samatar, James Wallace professor of international studies at Macalester college, in St. Paul, Minnesota, who was also a former candidate in Somalia’s  2012 presidential elections.

But what stunned me was Mr.Samatar’s blatant lies about Somaliland’s quest for diplomatic recognition is misleading the public, especially the youth, whom most of them were born after 1991.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Kenya ponders diplomatic ties with Somaliland

- Kenya is exploring diplomatic relations with Somaliland after dispatching an emissary to set up a mission in the capital city of Hargeisa.  

Kenya will join Ethiopia and Djibouti as some of the countries with diplomatic missions in Somaliland.

The Foreign Affairs ministry directed Mr Philip Mundia Githiora to establish the mission after talks between Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma and new Somaliland envoy to Kenya Omar Bashe.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Can Women Save The World?

- Can women save the world? By looking at the life Edna Adan Ismail, Somaliland’s former Foreign Minister and former First Lady, the answer would be a resounding, “YES.” Labeled the ‘Muslim Mother Teresa,’ Edna has taken everything she learned through these prominent positions to save the lives of untold numbers of women and children.

As the current director and founder of the Edna Adan Maternity Hospital in Hargeisa, her mission is to help improve the health of the local inhabitants and, even more urgently, to decrease Somaliland’s extreme levels of maternal and infant mortality, which are among the highest in the world. This non-profit making charity and midwifery teaching hospital, which Edna built from scratch, is also training student nurses and other health professionals.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The UAE evolves into a ‘smart’ power

N Janardhan :A political analyst based in the United Arab Emirates. 

- The UAE is fast becoming an exceptional case study in international relations and diplomacy, showcasing how a ‘small’ country can punch above its weight by shaping a dynamic foreign policy vision. It has sought to achieve this by ingeniously combining its core strength as a soft power with traces of hard power, thus evolving its own variation of a ‘smart’ power strategy.

What are the factors that enticed this change and what are the attributes of the new policy?

Saturday, April 20, 2019

DP World to finalize feasibility studies on regional logistic hub

- The United Arab Emirate (UAE) based multinational port and terminal operator, DP World, said that it has been closely following the privatization moves the Government of Ethiopia is considering; and currently, the state owned operator is finalizing a feasibility studies to launch a logistical operations across East Africa where Ethiopia is one of the targeted countries.

Suhail Al Banna, CEO and Managing Director of DP World for Middle East and Africa, said that the feasibility study to establish a regional logistics hub, centered on the Port of Berbera, will be finalized in the coming three months.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Assessing the 2017 Somaliland Presidential Election

- In May 2001, Somaliland’s citizens went to the polls to approve an interim constitution in a public referendum coordinated by the Government of Somaliland. The constitution called for multi-party politics and democratic elections. Since then, Somaliland has held a series of contested elections at different levels: local, parliamentary and presidential. Elections have become a familiar occurrence in Somaliland. They are seen as a pillar of democracy, enabling voters to choose representatives who will exercise a public mandate on their behalf.

When analyzing the participation of citizens in contemporary Somaliland politics, there are two contradictory dimensions: First, the arena in which citizens involve themselve....
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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

BBC: "Maxay tahay Sababta diblumaasiyiin caalami ahi ugu qulqulayaan Hargeysa?

- Akhriste, shaki kuma jiro in dheg-samaantii ay Idaacada BBC-Somali, ku dhex-lahaan jirtay dadka Soomaalida ahi uu hoos u dhacay! Sababo dhawr ah dartood sida; Qabyaalad aad u saamaysa qaabka ay Idaacadu u shaqayso, Af-Soomaaliga wax lagu baahiyo oo aad u-tayo-xun, necbaansho badan oo si gaar ah ugu wajahan Qadiyadda J.Somaliland iwm. Hadaba, dhawaan, BBC-Somali, waxa loo raray magaaladda Nayroobi (Kenya), sababtaas darteed-na, wariyayaashii hore badankoodu way ka tageen shaqadii! Halkoodii dhalin-yaro cusub  ayaa buuxisay oo makarafoonka qabtay ee, Tolloow, ma waxbaa is-bedlay, oo Cadaaladdii ayaa soo noqotay? Akhriste, bal na la arag oo isha mari Faalo aan loogabaran BBC-Somali, oo ay dhawaan ku qortay bogeeda wararka oo ku saabsan J.Somaliland!  Guji halkan hoose;

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Ethiopia awaits EU signal to engender Somaliland, Somalia dialogue

- Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (ADV) – Ethiopian Prime minister Abiy Ahmed is awaiting a European Union input to boost reconciliation initiative between Somalia and Somaliland, ADV learns here Sunday. 

Last week, delegates from several EU countries visited Hargeisa and held a discussion with Somaliland leader on the prospects of a dialogue between Somalia and Somaliland and the way forward.

The delegates’ meeting stems from the efforts by the Ethiopian Premier Aby Ahmed to reconcile Somalia and the self-proclaimed republic of Somaliland in a bid to bolster peace in the Horn of Africa.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Hargeisa, Somaliland –Invisible City: DISCUSSION PAPER 4/2019

- The city of Hargeisa, capital of the Republic of Somaliland, was almost completely destroyed by the Siad Barre regime in the late 1980s, as Somalia slipped into the state collapse that resulted in famine, clan violence, civil war, and the rise of the Al Shabaab terrorist group. But while the international community pursued a series of top-down, externally-supported efforts to stabilise Somalia with little success, in Somaliland a bottom-up, self-generated peace process restored security, and a democratic, legitimate and effective self-governing region, centred on Hargeisa, emerged as the Republic of Somaliland. This Discussion Paper investigates the successes and challenges of Hargeisa in the areas of social and economic development, critical infrastructure and services....
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Monday, April 1, 2019

Somaliland is Pushing for Stronger Diplomatic and Trade ties with Egypt.

- A delegation of Somaliland government officials led by Deputy Foreign Affairs and international cooperation  minister Liban Yusuf Osman was in Egypt on an official trip to deliberate ways of boosting ties between the two nations. “My visit to Egypt is aimed at fostering the historic relationship between Somaliland and Egypt,” said Osman.

“We discussed the role of Egypt in the Horn of Africa and the bilateral cooperation between the two nations in the areas of education, health, economy development and security,” Liban said after a meeting with Egypt deputy foreign minister for African affairs, Ambassador Hamdi Sanad Loza and Secretary General for Egyptian agency of partnership for development, and Generals from the defence ministry.