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”
Hussein Guleid had everything many Somalis dream of: A US passport and a promising career in the American health sector. But a trip to the land of his parents in 2016 changed everything. In Somaliland he Continue reading “Dhakajabiye: Somaliland Tea that Breaks Your Head”
In the Somaliland government, there are 47 Administrative and Finance Divisional Directors entrusted to carry out the daily operations in their respective ministries and agencies, and 27 or 59% of such government Officials hail from one constituency while all other constituencies account for only 41% of the pool. Continue reading “Somaliland: Disturbing Image of Administrative and Finance Divisional Directors”
Just before midday in Hargeisa, Somaliland, the pace of life starts to slow. People head home for lunch and a rest, taking refuge from the hottest hours of the day. But a few iron sheet shacks on the side of the road are a hive of activity: For a few hours, until the heat of the sun starts waning, men sit in groups and chat, either at home or under the shadow of a tarpaulin. Continue reading “These Somaliland Businesswomen are Banding Together to be Heard”
Displacement Situation REPORT: over the past few years, Somaliland districts have become host to households and individuals that have been displaced as a result of conflict, insecurity or drought from all over Somaliland. Hargeysa, Laas Caanood and Borama has the highest number of IDPs, and Stadium site is the largest site in terms of Continue reading “Displacement Situation REPORT in Somaliland for November 2017”
This report examines the smuggling migrants networks facilitating irregular migration from the Horn of Africa to countries in the Arabian Peninsula, also referred to as the Gulf. In addition to analyzing the structure and modus operandi of migrant smuggling networks, the author considers the extent to which these networks are involved in other forms of organized criminal activity, such as arms and narcotics trafficking. Continue reading “Smuggling Migrants from the Horn of Africa to Yemen and Saudi Arabia”
Originally released in April 2017
This research report produced by the interns whose names are listed below is the end product of three month-long training on research design, data collection and analysis techniques as well as data dissemination about Youth Unemployment in Hargeisa Continue reading “Youth Unemployment in Hargeisa: Causes and Consequences”
Ahmed M. Musa is Doctoral Researcher at the University of Nairobi.
Cindy Horst Research Professor at Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)
Somaliland has been peaceful for the last two decades, though this peace remains fragile. Analysts have accredited Somaliland’s relative stability to its bottom-up peace building approach. Politicians, elders, business people and religious leaders complement each other to restore and maintain peace in Continue reading “The Role of Business in Maintaining Peace in Somaliland”
The Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)
conducts research on the conditions for peaceful relations between states, groups and people
Mohamed Aden Hassan has recently been appointed PRIO Global Fellow. Hassan works with PRIO researchers Cindy Horst and Ebba Tellander on projects related to accountability, diaspora and transnationalism, youth and migration in Somaliland.