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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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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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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  …

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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 …

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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 …

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