IFFCO to develop edible oil packing plant in Somaliland

DP World has signed a lease and collaboration agreement with UAE-based food producer IFFCO, for an edible oil packing plant in the Berbera Economic Zone (BEZ) in Somaliland. IFFCO’s subsidiary, IFFCO Somaliland signed a 25-year lease with BEZ to develop a 300,000-square-foot packing facility, with future expansion plans covering another 300,000 square feet. Once complete, […]

Taiwanese Service Members for Somaliland Complete Training

The Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF) held a graduation ceremony for 65 alternate service members who will be sent to 14 countries to conduct foreign aid technical work for 10 months — including six who will be deployed to Somaliland for the first time. Three service members specializing in information will cooperate with […]

US Senator Hails Somaliland-Taiwan Ties

A senior United States Senator has said the corporation between Somaliland and Taiwan should be allowed to flourish. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho) of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said the two countries stand to gain from their partnership despite the hurdles they face in terms of international recognition. In a tweet, the senator said: “The […]

Taiwan Marks 1st Anniversary-Somaliland Innovation Zone

The Taiwan Representative Office in Somaliland commemorated the one-year anniversary of the establishment of the Somaliland Innovation Zone on Tuesday. The event was organized in collaboration with the Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund, Taiwan Technical Mission in Somaliland, and the Somaliland Ministry of Information and Communication Technology. Taiwan envoy to Somaliland Allen C. Lou […]

Taiwan Sends Alternative Military Servicemen to Somaliland

Taiwan will be sending 65 men to serve their alternative military service to 14 countries, for the first time including Somaliland, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Tuesday. The number of individuals serving had recovered from the COVID-19 pandemic and reached earlier levels, CNA reported. Of the destinations on the list, only Fiji and Somaliland were […]

Rising Cases of Dengue Fever Worrying Somaliland

Somaliland’s main opposition party, Waddani is now accusing the government of failing to address the increasing cases of Dengue fever in the country. Waddani Party spokesperson Barkhad Jama Batuun, expressed concerns over the government’s handling of the situation. He said that the main hospitals are overcrowded with patients and lack the capacity to deal with […]

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 […]