Category: Emerging Challenges

Electricity and Power Generation in Somaliland

Telesom & Sompower are Somaliland’s  two biggest and main utility corporations providing electricity and power in the country. Sompower – jointly owned by Dahabshiil & Mohamed Aw Saeed – has invested in some solar energy systems in the north of Metro Hargeisa, about 6 miles north of Daloodho neighborhood. This pilot project area is about one square mile with abundant installations of new solar panels. Sompower is also investing in bigger diesel generators to supply the northern suburbs of the city  located beyond the North of the dry valley. Continue reading “Electricity and Power Generation in Somaliland”

Somaliland Elections: A Victim of Politics, Certainly Not Policies as Presented

Combined Parliamentary and Local Council Elections of the Somaliland Republic originally planned on March 27, 2019 became a hostage for senseless politics of the national institutions entrusted in safeguarding and advancing it – the government, political parties, the National Electoral Commission (NEC), and the House of Representatives to some extent. Continue reading “Somaliland Elections: A Victim of Politics, Certainly Not Policies as Presented”

Disregarding Somaliland Case is a Scar on the Integrity of UN & AU

Prestigious international and continental bodies, like United Nations (UN) and African Union (AU) respectively, should have been abiding by and honoring their charters. 

What belongs to a Republic cannot be exclusively given to one state of that Republic without the consent of the other Republic. In this case the seat and the membership of the now defunct and non-existent Republic of Somalia should have not been assumed in the UN as well as in the AU by the what used to be the Italian Trusteeship of Somaliland (Amministrazione Fiduciaria Italiana della Somalia–AFIS). Continue reading “Disregarding Somaliland Case is a Scar on the Integrity of UN & AU”

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”