Home / 2018 (page 4)

Yearly Archives: 2018

The Sovereignty of Somaliland is Sacrosanct Says Irro as he Lambasts Somalia Interferences

The opposition National Party chairman Hon.Abdirahman Mohammed Abdillahi  (Irro)  speaking during an interview with Horn Cable television  journalist  Mr. Hamse Ali Bulbul confirmed his party stance on  Somaliland independence. Hon. Irro stated that his party fully supports  the independence of Somaliland, he went further to criticize Somalia government open interference …

Read More »

Ethiopia: Who will be Ethiopia’s next prime minister?

Hailemariam Dessalegn was on the pedestal chairing the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) Executive Committee meeting that went for the whole week starting March 11, 2018, for the last time. It was a must for Hailemariam to chair the Executive Committee meeting of the coalition as the statute of …

Read More »

Between Stone And A Hard Place

Ethiopia’s venture in jointly developing the Port of Berbera with DP World and Somaliland has raised eyebrows from its neighbours in the east and the south. Leaders, both in Djibouti and Somalia, have shown their displeasure, prompting Ethiopia’s senior diplomats to shuttle to Djibouti. Before a last minute change of …

Read More »

Will the ultimatum for the mobile banking industry in Somaliland hold?

Nimco Ahmed Ismail  The Somaliland shilling has experienced a serious inflation rising from 6000 shillings/dollar to 10,000 shillings/dollar in less than two years. Somaliland’s ex-president, Mohamed Mahamoud Silanyo, has dedicated his last year in office to fighting the Somaliland currency inflation. In January of 2017, the president issued a decree …

Read More »

Somaliland FM Confirms the Postponement of Somaliland/Somalia Talks

Hargeisa(horn)-Somaliland’s foreign Affairs minister Dr.Sa’ad Ali Shire has confirmed   the postponement of Somaliland/Somalia talks for a month following an  avoidable circumstances. “As you all know our parliament rubber stamped the talk, however,  because of some issues beyond our power the talks had to be put off  for a month, after …

Read More »

Somaliland Envoy to AU and IGAD Resigns, Reveals Reasons 

Hargeisa (The Horn) -The Somaliland Ambassador to the Africa Union and IGAD H.E Adan Musa Jibril has tendered his  resignation. The envoy also confirmed the reason behind his resignation. The Ambassador forwarded his resignation letter to President Bihi and also sent a copy to the Foreign minister. The content of …

Read More »

Meru miraa farmers to hold talks with Somaliland on taxes

The Foreign Affairs Ministry has allowed miraa dealers to lead trade talks between their Somaliland counterparts and the Meru County government. Nyambene Miraa Traders Association acting chairman Kimathi Munjuri wrote to Governor Kiraitu Murungi last month asking him to revive negotiations on the lucrative Somaliland market. In a letter addressed …

Read More »

Great Somalia A Dream Gone With The Wind

Yusuf Deyr, Hargeisa, Somaliland Republic Dear reader, that false dream of Great Somalia is gone with the wind.   If you are from the Evil – Empire of Mogadishu,  or from the Banana Republic of Jibouti.   Don’t  ask me;  why.   That Banana Republic that is run by our brother – In  …

Read More »

Turkey Dismayed By Switzerland Assuming Somaliland-Somalia Talks Mantle

Hargeisa(horn)-“WE are disappointed by the shifting of Talks between Somalia and Somaliland from Turkey to Switzerland.” This was stated by the Turkey’s deputy prime minister Hakan Cavusglu during a meeting with Somalia president Mohamed Abdilahi Farmajo in Mogadishu. According to Geeska Afrika sources close to Villa Somalia, the Turkish official was emphatic that …

Read More »

Ethiopia Acquires 19% stake in DP World Berbera Port

Hargeisa(Horn)-Ethiopia will become a shareholder of the Port of Berbera following the signing of an agreement with DP World and the Somaliland Port Authority in Dubai on Thursday. According to the agreement, DP World will hold a 51 percent stake in the project, Somaliland 30 percent and Ethiopia the remaining …

Read More »

The Somalia-Somaliland Talks. A Crossroads or a Dead End?

Abdikadir D. Askar Somaliland’s Government perceives it as an opportunity to gain recognition; Somalia’s Federal Government, on the other hand, envisages recognition as a process of tearing the ‘Somali Republic’ apart. Whatever the myths surrounding any rational decision, the world is watching to see whether Somalis mend or break the …

Read More »

Dr. False, We Know That You Can Make The Trees Pregnant

Yusuf Deyr Dear reader, I don’t know who is me yet, I have  to discover myself again.   A hole needs filling in my wisdom tooth.   Yesterday was a painful memory, today is dark and there is no a promising tomorrow.    But anyhow, as a Somalilanders, we have no other choice, …

Read More »

RAK GAS Oil Exploration Launch in Sahil Region Scampered

The RAKGAS execution of the production sharing Agreement  (PSA) with government of Somaliland, seems in doubt. The PSA launch starting with an awareness raising campaign in the target  area of Sahil Region failed to take-off as slated in Berbera. Without prior warning the participants awaiting launch of the campaign  including …

Read More »

Djibouti seizes control of Dubai-run Doraleh port

The government of Djibouti has seized control of a container terminal operated byUnited Arab Emirates-based DP World, saying that the contract between the two parties was damaging the sovereignty of Djibouti. The government announced the nationalisation of the Doraleh Container Terminal (DCT) in Djibouti on Thursday, placing the blame for …

Read More »

In Good and Bad Times We Stand with Ethiopia” FM Saad Ali

Hargeisa(horn)– At this time when faced with tumultuous events the government and  people of Ethiopia should rest assured of full support from counterparts  in Somaliland. This was stated by the Somaliland foreign minister Dr Saad Ali Shire during a briefing to Geeska Afrika in Hargeisa that pertained to ongoing  events …

Read More »

Who is Likely to Replace Desalegn as Prime Minister of Ethiopia?

The unprecedented resignation of Hailemariam Desalegn as Prime Minister  has thrown Ethiopia into a political quagmire. The resignation not only from the PM docket, but as chairman of ruling  EPRDF as well has exacerbated matters further which has ensued with a state of emergency that essential puts the armed forces …

Read More »

Somaliland: Gang Violence Threatens Hargeisa Security

Yahye Mohamed Abdi I would like to enlighten the increasing gangs in Hargiesa city, the worsening of the Security and it is impact on the people living in the city. Generally, Gang violence is a major problem in the world. It equally affects and puts in danger in the lives …

Read More »

Somaliland and Somalia Presidents Set for Meet in Djibouti

Hargeisa (The Horn)- Plans to revive stalled talks between Somaliland and Somalia are at an advanced stage. This was informed  by the Somaliland foreign minister Dr Saad Ali Shire  during a presser in  Hargeisa where he disclosed that the talks  resumption shall be jumpstarted by the first face to face meeting between …

Read More »

  46% of President Behi’s Appointments are Silanyo Remnants

Hargiesa (The Horn) 27 of the 59 senior officials appointed to senior positions by President Musa Behi Abdi are carry overs from his predecessor Statistically this figure which is 46% of his entire appointments so far made through a number o decrees issued from the presidency indicate that a large number of policy formulators and …

Read More »

“The Unemployment Among The Youth Is Estimated At 75%”

Somaliland’s Foreign Minister Dr. Saad Ali Shire Somaliland, a country that is yet to be recognized as an independent state from Somalia held its third presidential election on November 2017. A delegation along with the new president visited Ethiopia this week and spoke to Ethiopia’s Prime Minister and other government …

Read More »