New Somaliland envoy to Kenya

New Somaliland envoy to Kenya Dr. Mohamed Ahmed Mohamoud ‘Barawani’ officially started his mission in Nairobi this week with a promise to build on the already strong ties existing between the two countries. Mohamoud who replaces  Ambassador Bashe Awil who quit in September to pursue other personal interests after serving for three years will be […]

Start Network offers emergency assistance to displaced people in Somaliland conflict

MOGADISHU, Somalia, 1 November 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Start Network has made £150,000 available to help over 10,000 victims of ongoing civil unrest in Somaliland provinces of Baidoa, Gaalkacyo, and Beledweyneare. Start Network which is made up of a consortium of NGOs including ACTED, Concern, Relief International, Save the Children and Plan International have channeled […]

Somaliland Youth Urged to Shun Tribalism-Bashe

Somaliland leading diplomat Bashe Omar Awil is urging the country’s youth to play a big role in building the nation. In a passionate note, Bashe whose last posting was as Somaliland representative to Kenya asked the youth not to be swayed into tribalism which he said has weakened their ability to play a significant role […]

Somaliland Succeeds in Curbing Cheetah Cubs Poaching

The Somaliland Ministry of Environment and Rural Development in coordination with the Cheetah Conservation Fund has succeeded in curbing the poaching of cheetahs in the country over the last year. A joint report by the Environment and Rural Development ministry and the CCF indicates that over the last ten months, there have been no reported […]

Somaliland Seeks to Build Capacity in Education-Kenya

Somaliland is seeking to work closely with its East African neighbour Kenya to improve its capacity in education. Somaliland education minister Ahmed Mohamed Derie was in Nairobi where he met his Kenyan counterpart Professor George Magoha where they agreed to further develop cooperation on several educational sectors. Kenya is key to Somaliland’s development in education given […]

Somaliland-MP is Elected House Speaker

Somaliland passed yet another stern test on democracy on Tuesday in the election of its parliamentary leadership. Coming just two months after the country held its first-ever joint parliamentary and municipality elections which turned peaceful and saw the opposition win most of the seats, in parliament, an opposition representative MP Abdirizak Khalif was elected speaker […]

Somaliland, Taiwan sign Medical Cooperation Deal

Somaliland and Taiwan on Thursday signed a medical cooperation agreement that will see improvement of healthcare services in the Horn of Africa nation. The agreement signed between Taiwan minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan) H.E. Jaushieh Joseph Wu and H.E. Liban Yusuf Osman, Acting Minister of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and […]

Transparent Elections Earn Somaliland Respect-Bihi

Somaliland President Musa Bihi has said the recently held parliamentary and municipality elections have brought respect to the country and elicited interest from the international community. He said the peaceful and organized manner with which the electoral process was carried out has silenced the naysayers who had spelt doom for the country. “The elections opened […]

Kenya-Somaliland MPs Strengthen Ties

Parliamentarians from Kenya and Somaliland have launched a caucus aimed at strengthening diplomatic, trade and socio-political ties between the two countries. The Caucus formed in the weekend will be chaired by Ijara MP Sophia Abdi Noor. Somaliland, a country fighting for international recognition has been engaging the foreign nations in Africa and beyond to build […]

Recognise Somaliland’s democracy-Obervers

International observers of the local and parliament elections in Somaliland say the World should recognize the democratic ideals of the country after holding free, fair, and credible parliamentary and municipality elections last week. The observers under the Brenthurst Foundation based in South Africa further said Africa should support Somaliland after the exercise. Dr. Greg Mills, […]

Largest Turnout Expected for Somaliland Elections

Somaliland’s Democratic Journey continues with 1 million-plus registered voters expected to cast their votes for approximately 246 candidates gunning for 82 parliamentary seats on the May 31 elections Another 966 candidates are vying for 249 district municipality seats in the six regions making the 2021 parliamentary and civic elections be the most competitive yet in […]

Somaliland Celebrates 30years of Independence

The 30th anniversary of Somaliland falls on Tuesday 18 May 2021. It is a day people from all over Somaliland celebrate their independence. Previously big events were held in the towns and cities of Somaliland, but due to this year’s pandemic issues I think, we celebrate differently this year. I am currently living abroad and I […]