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Turkish military base in Somalia: Risks and opportunities

As a projection of its expanded geopolitical and economic presence in East Africa, Turkey will open its largest overseas military training camp in the Somali capital Mogadishu in September. It will be the first of its kind for the Somali national army, which is being restructured. Construction began in March …

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Somaliland: Two Succumb to People Eating Hyena

Hargeisa (Horn)-  A man eating hyena is terrorizing Residents of villages in west Hargeisa. According to reports the marauding hyena has so far killed a two year old baby girl and an aged man in the the villages of  Abdi Geedi in the west of Hargeisa. The baby girl was …

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Commentating 2 Centruries of Deciphered Rosetta Stone

On the 27 September in 1822, Jean-François Champollion announced he has deciphered the Rosetta Stone which had been discovered in 1799. Study of the decree was already under way when the first full translation of the Greek text appeared in 1803. The transliteration of the two Egyptian scripts came twenty …

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Exclusive Interview with Somaliland Foreign Minister Dr Saad Ali Shire

The Horn(horn)- in an exclusive interview with Geeska Afrika , the Somaliland foreign minister discusses DP World contract for  Berbera port management, incoming UAE military base, Airspace control dispute with Somalia, among their issues Below verbatim excerpts GEESKA AFRIKA- Information is rife that the Ethiopian government which formerly utilized Djibouti …

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Ethiopia: Gas Development Project Behind Schedule

Ethiopia’s first natural gas development project in the Ogaden basin, Somali Regional State, is delayed due to various reasons including complex negotiations with the Djiboutian government on gas pipeline construction to the port of Djibouti. The Chinese firm Poly-GCL signed petroleum development agreement with the then Ministry of Mines in …

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Egal international airport is country’s only

Hargeisa (Horn)- When the current administration of Kulmiye party led by president Silanyo took over office in 2010 the republic of Somaliland had six officially operational airports both local and international, namely; Egal in Hargeisa,Berbera international and the air strips in Borame,Burao,Lasanod and erigavo respectively. Seven years later to the …

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“Why Has the Government Sweden not Recognized Somaliland”

Hargeis(Horn)-Somaliland just  celebrated 26 years as an independent nation, with its  proud people commemorating the birth of  a country that, despite 13 years of democracy, peaceful shift of power, stability and a relatively high degree of respect for human rights, lacks global recognition. This was stated by Swedish Member of …

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 VP Orders 2010-2017 Ministerial Activity Reports

Hargeisa(Horn)-All government agencies should expeditiously submit related activity reports stretching between 2010 to date. This order was issued by Somaliland Vice President Abdirahman Abdilahi Sayli currently the acting head of state in the absence of his on leave boss president Ahmed Mahmud Silanyo. Without giving dates the VP asked mostly …

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Somaliland: Government Commits to Timely Presidential Elections

Hargeisa (Horn) “President Silanyo is not only committed, but determined to timely presidential elections as slated. According to the Somaliland presidency minister Mahmud Abdi Hashi, the country’s presidential elections shall not only be held on the 13th.    November but shall be held in a free, fair and transparent manner. Minister …

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BRIEFING PAPER: SOMALILAND VOTER CARDS DISTRIBUTION

BACKGROUND   The long awaited presidential election in Somaliland is scheduled on 13th November 2017. The voter cards distribution started on 29th April 2017. To provide voters cards to the registered citizens, the electoral body started the first phase of distributing voter cards at Awdal, Sahil and the coastal districts …

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“The West Should Stop its Tomfoolery on Somaliland Recognition”

Urge Mikael Torstensson and Magnus Oscarsson as the Swedish duo warn that other forces are ready to step in. Hargeisa(Horn)- With words like democracy, religious freedom and human rights, Mikael Torstensson and Magnus Oscarsson are trying to convince the world that Somaliland should be recognized as an independent state. – The …

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