Tuesday, December 12, 2017

WorldRemit sees strong revenues, rapid user growth, eventual IPO

Cross-border digital money transfer service WorldRemit aims to increase its customers fivefold to 10 million in 2020, with half of them in Africa, Chief...

Djibouti Vows To Become Major East African Logistic Hub

Djibouti, which is investing hugely on the development of new ports and expansion of the existing, says it continues investing to become the major...

Somalia Signs Jeddah Amendment on Illicit Maritime Activity

Somalia has become the 14th signatory to the Jeddah Amendment to the Djibouti Code of Conduct – the instrument developed and adopted by countries...

New Rumblings in the Horn of Africa over Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam

Tensions are rising between Egypt and Ethiopia over the latter’s Grand Renaissance Dam. Cairo recently reiterated its longstanding position that it’s against Addis Ababa’s construction...

US Appellate Court Dismisses Allegations Against Dahabshiil as Meritless

The United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, cleared Dahabshiil, a Somali-owned international money transfer firm on Friday of allegations raised by one Harbi Hussein...

The Promise of Private Sector Grants in an Impact Investing World

Enough of the arguments about the trade-off between profit and impact. Impact investors now have a “trade-on” opportunity, says Arif Naqvi, founder of the...

Kenyan troops complicit with Al Shabaab charcoal exports says UN

Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) units assigned to the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) are complicit in the militant group Al Shabaab exports of...

New grass offers hope for livestock herders in Somaliland

A new type of grass introduced to agro-pastoralists in Somaliland is showing signs of success as a way of keeping livestock fed under drought...

DP World’s Berbera Port Gets Election-Year Attention

The Port of Berbera's future may depend in part on the results of Somaliland's upcoming presidential election. Opposition party candidate Abdirahman Irro has criticized...

Al Amoudi’s Arrest and its Implications to Ethiopia

Over the years, particularly from 1991 until present, one of the key players that helped shape the political dynamics of the region is Mohammad...

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Somaliland, the lessons of a ghost country

The former British protectorate (Somaliland), self-proclaimed independence of Somalia in 1991, has not been recognized by any state but tries to consolidate the exercise...

Pentagon foresees at least two more years of combat in Somalia

Amid its escalating campaign of drone strikes in Somalia, the Pentagon has presented the White House with an operational plan that envisions at least...

Humanitarian data breaches: the real scandal is our collective inaction

Why it’s time for an independent investigatory body CAMBRIDGE, 8 December 2017: The news that a platform used by at least 11 major operational NGOs and...