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 […]

UK Envoy Promises Support for Democratisation-Somaliland

British envoy to Somalia Kate Foster was left impressed with the multiparty democratic system of Somaliland and promised her government will continue helping the democratization process in the country. Foster who made a visit to Somaliland capital Hargeisa held talks with the country’s President Muse Bihi and also the National Electoral Commission officials. The UK […]

Qatar Seeking Relations with Somaliland is looking at the Republic of Somaliland as a key trade and development partner in the Horn of Africa. In line with this, the Qatar government is at an advanced stage in plans to open a diplomatic mission in the Somaliland capital, Hargeisa and appoint an ambassador to head it. This was part of […]

Delink us from Somalia Politics-Somaliland

Somaliland has called on the international community to delink the country from the political and economic disarray in Somalia occasioned by the failure of the latter to hold its elections early this year. In a statement, Somaliland reiterated it is not part of the government of Mogadishu and will continue to chart its political direction […]