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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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British Ambassador Visits Hargeisa International Book Fair

Somaliland 22nd July 2017: British Ambassador David Concar this afternoon addressed the renowned Hargeisa International Book Fair, a celebration of Somali culture, heritage and ideas.  Ambassador Concar said the UK is the largest international donor to Somaliland and that the longstanding UK commitment to the people of Somaliland is founded on diaspora …

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Somaliland offers investors chance to make history

A farmer offloading goats at the morning livestock market to prospective customers; a teenager buying an ice-cold Diet Coke from a rural roadside stall; an entrepreneur paying for an espresso at a buzzing, urban start-up hub. All three have at least two things in common. They all opt to make …

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Somaliland Joins the Gulf Diplomatic Crisis and Sides Against Qatar 

Hargeisa(Horn)-The ongoing crisis within the 7 member countries of the Gulf Cooperation council-GCC has reached Somaliland. Following the suspension of Qatar from the GCC and subsequent blockade by fellow members Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE together with Arab countries Powerhouse Egypt allegedly for supporting terrorist groups financially, authorities in …

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Ethiopia Eyes Role in DP World-Managed Port in Somaliland

Ethiopia is in talks to acquire shares in a joint venture involving DP World Ltd. that will manage a port in northern Somalia, a Somali official said, a move that could give the fast-growing yet landlocked Horn of Africa economy its first stake in foreign docks. Somaliland, a semi-autonomous territory that aspires …

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“I Support Clerics Committee, Will not be Member” Sh Dirir

Hornenwespaper (Horn) – The recent creation of a constitutional practices watchdog committee by president Silanyo has been termed as imperative According to prominent Somaliland cleric Sheikh Mohamed Sheikh Omar Dirir the move by the president should be supported to ensure that constitutional practices are undertaken as per stipulations. Speaking to …

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Ethiopia eyes obtaining partial share of Berbera port

Ethiopia is looking to be part of the tripartite investment and shareholders in Berbera Port of Somaliland that was previously managed by the Dubai based DP World and the Somaliland government. Recently Somaliland media outlets quoted Hussein Ige Dayr, spokesperson for the president of Somaliland, stating that Ethiopia will receive …

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Sheik Adan Siiro Accuses Administration of Public Neglect

Hargeisa (The horn)- In this holy month of Ramadan citizens of Somaliland are hopeful that things will change for the better as pertains their deteriorating living standards. This was stated a fiery Friday sermon in Hargeisa by Sheikh Adan Haji Mahmud Hirey “Sheikh Adan Siiro’ in which he accused the …

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Remanded Citizen Dies at the Hargiesa Centrsl Prison

Hargeisa(Horn)- Relatives and friends are mourning the death of Late Abdirahman Abdilahi Hirsi who passed away at the Hargeisa prison on the 19th  May. According to the director  of prisons and human rights at Ministry of Justice Ibrahim Khadar Saeed, the late Abdirahman who was serving a long term sentence …

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