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Ethiopian Consul General delivers a speech at Somaliland’s 27th National Day Anniversary Dinner hosted by President Muse Bihi Abdi

The Ethiopian Consul General, Berhe Tesfay(B/General), attends dinner Hosted by the President of Somaliland H.E Muse Bihi Abdi at the presidential palace, on  18th May  2018. In his remarks, the Consul General extended his sincere congratulations to the people and government of Somaliland up on the occasion of the anniversary. …

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Somaliland Budget 2018: another Missed Opportunity

Yassin Abdillahi Ahmed Before I look at the budget in detail, I must say a word or two about the definition of budget. Budget is a financial plan that articulates the objectives and goals of a government for a certain period of time usually a year. In other words, it …

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Hargeisa Water Agency Increase the Price of Precious Commodity

Hargeisa (The Horn)- Hargeisa water agency has increased the cost of water by 52%. Many households used  to pay their water bills at Hargeisa water agency headquarters were shocked to hear that 1 meter cube  which usually costs 9500 Somaliland Shillings was now 14500 shillings. Even though many Somaliland families hardly receive …

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“Colonial agreements governing Nile waters can’t stop Ethiopia”

Former ethipian PM Former Ethiopian prime minister, Hailemariam Desalegn has blamed the archaic colonial agreements over the use of the Nile waters for the prevailing stalemate his country has with Egypt. Egypt and Ethiopia are at loggerheads over the construction of the Grand Renaissance Dam, a $4 billion-hydroelectric project that …

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Somalia, US and UAE relations telltale of suspicions

In February this year, Somali judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf was elected the president of the International Court of Justice (ICJ). A few weeks later, the US fired its Secretary of State Rex Tillerson while he was on a tour of East Africa. This also came as the Somali parliament banned …

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UK will review their travel advice on Somaliland

Hargeisa(Horn)-“The Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s travel advice is clear that the British Embassy in Mogadishu is unable to provide consular assistance in Somalia, including in Hargeisa. However, we keep this decision under review.” This was stated Ms. Harriett Baldwin, UK’s Minister of State (Department for International Development). MP Stephen Doughty …

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Somaliland Has Sentenced Abwan Nacima Qorane

Hargeisa regional court has sentenced a young poet to three years in jail. Nacima Qorane was found guilty of bringing the state into contempt by advocating for Somaliland to reunite with Somalia. Pressure groups in Somaliland said Ms Qorane’s basic human rights have been violated. Ms Qorane was arrested in …

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Somaliland’s location is its wealth, says president

Hargiesa  “We are seeking to exploit what belongs to us: our natural resources,” said Muse Bihi Abdi, the President of Somaliland, a self-declared independent republic in the Horn of Africa. “And we are trying to make massive use of our strategic location.” Abdi, who was elected president in November 2017, …

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Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia fail to agree on Nile dispute

The foreign ministers of Sudan, Egypt, and Ethiopia have failed to reach an agreement in the lingering dispute over Ethiopia’s massive dam on the Blue Nile, ministers said on Friday. Egypt is concerned that the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam will drastically impact its own share of water from the Nile, …

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Foreign Affairs DG Axed in Major Administration Reshuffle

The president of Somaliland Musa Behi Abdi has effected major changes in his administration more so as pertains a number of Ministry’s Director Generals whom were fired and replaced immediately. Changes contained in the presidential decree # JSL/XM/WM/222-70/042018 also touches on the diplomatic corps as well as regional administration The president who justified his …

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Government Printing Press Employees Owe 3 Months Salary Arrears

The government printing press employees have not received a dime for the past three months. The Horn newspapers received the information from the managing director of the government printer Mr. Said Salah Shire. The managing director revealed that most printing work which the government printer used to do have been taken …

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A Scary Future Shock On The Horizon

Yusuf Deyr For me, Islam is my faith, Somaliland is first, and the philosophy of my party is justice to all. Appeasement to none. I am for truth, no matter who tells it. I am for justice, no matter who it’s for or against. I have not changed; I am …

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sacks Nine Diplomatic Representatives

Hargeisa (The Horn)- The ministry of foreign affairs has terminated the job of nine diplomats. According to letters yet to be made public but accessed by Geeska   Afrika and signed by The minister of foreign affairs Mr.Saad Ali  Shire,  nine friendly foreign countries are currently without Somaliland diplomatic representation. The …

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Tripartite Port Agreement Beneficial  to Somaliland says FM

Hargeisa (The Horn)- The minister of foreign affairs Dr.Saad Ali Shire has spoken about the  tripartite agreement. He confirmed that the road connecting Berbera to  Wajale will begin later this year. The minister was speaking to the  Horn Newspapers in an exclusive interview this is the dossier of the  interview….. …

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Somali Unity: A Failed Experiment

Ahmed Suleiman Omer “Don’t think of it as a failure, think of it as a designing experiments through which you are going to learn” – Tim Brown, CEO, IDEO. 58 years ago, Somaliland has taken its long waited and struggled independence from the Colony of the United Kingdom. Within four …

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