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 […]

What UAE’s Growing Presence Means to Somaliland

By Samuel Ramani Abdullah Muhammad al-Naqbi was sworn in on March 17 as director of the United Arab Emirates Trade Office in Somaliland. This appointment sparked immediate controversy due to contradictory messages from Somaliland’s official Twitter channels. Somaliland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs claimed that the UAE had appointed an ambassador to Somaliland, while Somaliland’s President Muse Bihi Abdi stated that […]

Taiwan and Somaliland ICT Partnership Takes Off

Taiwan and Somaliland have set off their ICT partnership program by signing the E-government Capability Enhancement Project. The project is aimed at enhancing the e-government capability in Somaliland The objective is to improve government network management, establishing the data exchange platform among government institutions, and capacity building and institutional strengthening. It is part of a […]

The UN and Norway Envoys Promise Closer Ties with Somaliland

The United Nations (UN) and Norway envoys promise closer ties and development support for Somaliland. In separate meetings, Somaliland President Musa Bihi held talks with UN Special Envoy to Somalia-Somaliland, James Swan, and Norwegian ambassador to Somalia & Somaliland, Theidi Johansen, in Hargeisa and discussed issue of mutual benefit and forthcoming parliamentary elections in Somaliland. […]