Month: March 2018

Somalia’s Protest to UN about Somaliland Engagement with UAE Hit a Roadblock

UNITED NATIONS, March 28 — The day after Somalia in the UN Security Council complained of Somaliland engagement with the United Arab Emirates, Inner City Press asked UN Spokesman Farhan Haq for the UN’s position.
He said it is a bilateral matter between Somalia and… the UAE. Continue reading “Somalia’s Protest to UN about Somaliland Engagement with UAE Hit a Roadblock”

Somaliland: Hargeisa Hosts High-level Meeting on Comprehensive Police Reforms

A high-level police conference was held in the “Somaliland” capital of Hargeisa yesterday and focused on strengthening the “Somaliland” Police Force.

The conference discussed the implementation of comprehensive reforms that would complement the Police Act, which was recently signed into law by the President of “Somaliland” Muse Bihi Abdi. Participants included the Ministers of Interior and Justice, the Deputy Minister of Planning & Development, “Somaliland” police chiefs, senior government officials, the United Nations and other representatives of international community, as well as members of local civil society organizations. Continue reading “Somaliland: Hargeisa Hosts High-level Meeting on Comprehensive Police Reforms”

Remarks on Somaliland in Q&A about Resolving the Crisis and Sustaining Peace in Somalia

The event was held at Overseas Development Institute in London UK on 14 March 2018 16:30 – 18:00 GMT
Contributing chair: Mary Harper,
Speakers: Rashid Abdi, Michael Keating, Ken Menkhaus, and Sara Pantuliano

Five panelists address four key questions at this event on Somalia’s future: Continue reading “Remarks on Somaliland in Q&A about Resolving the Crisis and Sustaining Peace in Somalia”

Researchers Pilot System-using Electro-Dialysis to Produce Safe Drinking Water

The demand for cost-effective desalination is increasing with the growing population and the need for safe drinking water, driving continuous innovation in the sector. Revived water, a pilot project led by FUJIFILM Manufacturing Europe B.V., is focusing on the potential of electrodialysis for desalination applications, both as stand-alone systems and in combination with established desalination technologies. Continue reading “Researchers Pilot System-using Electro-Dialysis to Produce Safe Drinking Water”

Hadraawi: The Somali Shakespeare

In Hargeisa, the capital of the self-declared Republic of Somaliland, everyone knows the nation’s most famous living poet – Hadraawi. They call him their Shakespeare. The poetry of Mohamed Ibrahim Warsame ‘Hadraawi’ holds a mirror up to all aspects of life. Born in 1943 to a nomadic camel-herding family, forged as a poet in Somalia’s liberal years pre-1969, jailed in 1973 for ‘anti-revolutionary activities’ without trial under the military junta, a campaigner for peace, Hadraawi’s poetry tells the story of modern Somalia. Continue reading “Hadraawi: The Somali Shakespeare”