Year: 2018

Meaningful Economic Growth in Somaliland Demands Private, Public & Professionals Partnership

Somaliland Chamber of Commerce announced back in November that the 8th Somaliland International Trade Fair would be held 9th to 15th December, 2018 at the Guleed Hotel in Hargeisa. The fair usually promotes the local production and trade in the country as well as the agriculture, industries, livestock and general services available in the country.

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Truce With ONLF Is A Liability Rather Than An Asset to Ethiopian Somali State

Founded in 1994, ONLF recently gave up the armed struggle that they pursued over the years and agreed to transform into a political party. Therefore, they will be probably the most organized political group operating in the Somali State of Ethiopia. They are second only to SEPDP, the State’s ruling party.

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Questions on Somaliland Foreign Policy with Dr Sa’ad Ali Shire- the former Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

It was not so long ago that we, Somaliland Intellectuals Institute (SII), had an exclusive interview with Dr. Sa’ad Ali Shire who was then the Minister of Foreign Office and International Cooperation. It was more befitting to have this published whilst he was in the capacity of the Foreign Minister. Alas, this is fate and perhaps inevitable as the political landscape in Somaliland is at an ever-increasing level of fluidity. Continue reading “Questions on Somaliland Foreign Policy with Dr Sa’ad Ali Shire- the former Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation”

Ethio-Somaliland Relationship in the Era of PM Abiy & President Bihi

In April this year, a new star has risen from the horizons of Horn of Africa in the name of Mr. Abiy Ahmed, the young ambitious and energetic Prime Minister of Ethiopia. Unlike most of the regional leaders, Mr. Ahmed has proven to be revolutionary, innovative reformer, energetics and quite daring about bringing drastic change to the centuries backward Ethiopia and the entire Horn of Africa. Continue reading “Ethio-Somaliland Relationship in the Era of PM Abiy & President Bihi”

Unemployed Youth in Somaliland Deserves the Opportunity of Extracting Gold from their Rich Soil

Last week, the Minister of Energy & Minerals of Somaliland, His Excellency Jama Mahmoud Egal, has issued a directive banning the import of Metal Detecting Devices used for gold prospecting. On the same day, there were International press reports indicating that Sudan has exported some 78 tons of gold during the first 9 months of 2018. Earlier, the Government of Somaliland has barred the people of Sanaag Region from prospecting for gold in the mountains of that beautiful region. Continue reading “Unemployed Youth in Somaliland Deserves the Opportunity of Extracting Gold from their Rich Soil”